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Postdoctoral (and Predoctoral) Fellowships

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Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Immunology
Institution: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Location: New York, NY
PI: Grégoire Lauvau, Ph. D.

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated fellow in the laboratory of Grégoire Lauvau. The main focus of the lab is to understand basic mechanisms of immunity against microbial pathogens. We are focusing on the molecular and the cellular signals involved in inducing, maintaining and mediating protective innate and adaptive effector and memory response against intracellular pathogens in vivo. We use distinct surrogate mice models of infection and vaccination, in particular the intracellular bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) and blood stage malaria with the parasites Plasmodium yoelii and chabaudi.

The current postdoctoral research project is building on findings and reagents of the laboratory using in vivo immunology approaches and will focus on the functions of memory T cells and their interactions with innate immune effector cells (Soudja et al., Immunity 2014 and 2012, Narni-Mancinelli et al., PLoS Pathogens 2011). The project will involve all usual techniques of Immunology and a combination of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and microbiology. We have also developed novel fluorescent tracer-expressing mice and Cre/Lox systems to investigate specific questions related to our previous findings.

The successful candidate should have a strong theoretical background and experience in molecular and cellular Immunology (FACS, Immune functional assays, Mouse work), and excellent skills in tissue imaging (confocal and/or intravital microscopy). Presentation at meetings will be encouraged.

To apply: Individuals who are interested should hold a PhD and/or an MD degree and send a CV with a brief statement of research interests and the name and email of two references to:

Grégoire Lauvau, Ph. D., Biology of Antimicrobial Immune Effector Cell Differentiation, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, Price building, Bronx, NY 10461; Email: gregoire.lauvau@einstein.yu.edu; http://www.einstein.yu.edu/faculty/11605/gregoire-lauvau/.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the USA premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. While education is at the heart of the College’s mission, it is biomedical research that drives the College’s growth. Einstein’s 300 research laboratories are its crucibles of creativity. Long a national leader in biomedical research support from the Federal government, in 2013, Einstein faculty received more than $150 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Visit https://www.einstein.yu.edu/about/

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a big tent dedicated to excellence in research with the ultimate goals of improving human health and training the next generation of biomedical research scientists. The faculty comprises a unique combination of basic researchers, and physician-scientists who have additional appointments in clinical divisions such as Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, and Allergy and Immunology. Faculty interests include the genetics and molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, the cellular and immunological mechanisms involved in pathogenesis and host defense, and the interactions of a wide variety of microbes with their hosts. Department laboratories are located in the Forchheimer, Chanin, Golding, and Ullmann Buildings, and in the new Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine. Visit http://www.einstein.yu.edu/departments/microbiology-immunology/.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions, Innate Immune Responses and Intestinal Inflammation
Institution: Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT
PI: Clara Abraham, MD

Postdoctoral positions are available for research on innate immune responses and intestinal immune homeostasis.

The laboratory focuses on understanding mechanisms regulating innate immune responses and immunological pathways in inflammatory bowel disease, with a particular focus on those pathways that have been implicated through genetic studies in human inflammatory bowel disease. The current position will investigate Innate Immunity and Host Pathogen interactions, and mucosal immunity, including the regulation of innate cells and pattern recognition pathways. These involve combined studies in both primary human immune cells and mouse model systems.

Education and experience: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree with a strong background in immunology and/or molecular biology and biochemistry. Experience in cellular and molecular immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, multiparameter flow cytometry, gene expression analysis, and human peripheral and intestinal cell isolation is desired.

To apply: Please send curriculum vitae, three names of reference and a one page summary of research background and interests to Clara Abraham, M.D.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral fellow in Immunology wantedn
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Dr. Rose - Dr. Cihakova

The Cihakova-Rose lab at the Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins UniversityiIs seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the field of immunology to research inflammatory heart disease. The research is supported by newly funded NIH RO1. We employ murine models of inflammatory heart disease, experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) to investigate factors that modulate development of myocarditis and its sequel, dilated cardiomyopathy. Our current emphasis is to investigate role of monocytes and Th cells and their interaction with cardiac resident cells in driving the cardiac inflammation. For more information see Wu L et al, JEM 2014 http://jem.rupress.org/content/early/2014/06/11/jem.20132126.long and Baldeviano et al, Circ Research 2011 http://jem.rupress.org/content/early/2014/06/11/jem.20132126.full.pdf+html.

A successful candidate will perform in vivo and ex vivo mouse experiments and a variety of other general laboratory experiments including oversight of the animal colony for the project with help of a laboratory technician. The desired candidate will have very good knowledge of immunology, research experience in mouse models, strong multicolor flow cytometry skills, RT-PCR, PCR, ELISA, in vitro cultures. Candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Immunology or a related field and successful track record of first author publications and good references.

The Rose-Cihakova laboratory is located in the hospital campus of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.

Contact: Daniela Cihakova, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University: dcihako1@jhmi.edu.

Laboratory website: http://pathology.jhu.edu/department/RCCLab/research_lab.cfm

To apply: Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a brief description of research accomplishments and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references preferably by email to dcihako1@jhmi.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral position in human mucosal immunology
Institution: University of Utah School of Medicine
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
PI: Daniel T. Leung, M.D.

The Leung lab (www.globalguthealth.org) in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on translational immunology projects relating to gastrointestinal infections. Our current research focuses on: 1) mucosal immune responses to human enteric infection and vaccination, including that of MAIT cells and other innate lymphocytes, and 2) longterm effects of enteric infections in travelers and residents of low-income countries, with a particular emphasis on chronic enteropathy.

The successful candidate will use immunologic and genomic approaches to evaluate immune responses in human tissue samples. Techniques used in our lab include flow cytometry, primary cell culture, intracellular cytokine staining, immunohistochemistry, ELISPOT, and RNA-seq.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be familiar with immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology techniques.

To apply: Interested applicants should send a personal statement, CV, and names/e-mails of three references to: Daniel.Leung@utah.edu.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Location: Manhasset, NY
PI: Sun Jung Kim

A postdoctoral position is available starting around October in the laboratory of Sun Jung Kim in the Center of Autoimmune and musculoskeletal disease at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating dendritic cells and education of CD4+ helper T cell differentiation (specially focused on follicular helper T cells). The goal of laboratory is to elucidate the immunobiology of transcription factor and non-coding RNAs for the homeostasis of dendritic cell activation and antigen presentation. The laboratory also has interest in the regulation of human blood dendritic cell activation regulated by non-coding RNAs.

The Ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. in immunology or relevant field with emphasis on cellular and molecular immunology, and expertise in non-coding RNA and epigenetic research will also be valuable.

To apply: Interested individuals should send a cover letters stating research interests and future plans, Curriculum Vitae and three references to sjkim@nshs.edu.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immunology
Institution: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Location: Memphis, TN
PI: Dr. Hongbo Chi

A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Hongbo Chi in the Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to investigate lymphocyte signaling and metabolism in the immune system. We are particularly interested in dissecting the signaling and metabolic pathways mediated by the kinases mTOR and MAPK in basic T cell and dendritic cell biology. We also investigate molecular mechanisms of autoimmune and infectious diseases (multiple sclerosis, colitis and listeriosis). The experimental models include genetically-modified mice and primary immune cells derived from these mice, as well as in vitro systems to explore signaling, metabolic, transcriptional and epigenetic regulation. Please see the following articles (Nature 499:485 (2013); Immunity 39:1043 (2013); Nature Immunol 13:152 (2012); Nature Immunol 12:888 (2011); Immunity 35:45 (2011); and Nature Rev Immunol 12:325 (2012)) and the website (www.stjude.org/chi) for additional information.

To apply: Highly motivated individuals with a recent Ph.D. in immunology, biochemistry, or cell biology, with evidence of scientific accomplishment, are encouraged to apply. Please send curriculum vitae including a list of three references to: lacey.banko@stjude.org.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Moffitt Cancer Center
Location: Tampa, FL
PI: Dr. Claudio Anasetti

The Moffitt Cancer Center is a modern facility on the University of South Florida Campus that conducts research on various aspects of Cancer Biology with emphasis on translational research. It is the third largest Cancer Center in the US based on patient volume. Research environment includes state of the art modern core facilities to support basic research.

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Claudio Anasetti at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, to identify immune targets for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation and select novel inhibitors with therapeutic potential.

Candidates who have recently graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Biology or related field with demonstrated expertise in cellular and molecular immunology for the characterization of key signaling proteins. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

This position is supported by a federal NIH T32 grant that requires the successful candidate to be a US citizen or a green card holder.

To apply:Interested applicants should apply online and submit cover letter, career goals, CV and contact information for 3 academic references: www.moffitt.org/careers and should reference requisition # 13630.

Please also forward to Dr. Claudio Anasetti at Claudio.Anasetti@moffitt.org.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in T Cell Gene Therapy for HIV
Institution: Tufts University School of Medicine/Tufts Medical Center
Location: Boston, MA
PIs: Richard P Junghans, PhD, MD and Gautam Sahu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Molecular Immunology and T Cell Gene Therapy for HIV

Are you wondering when your work will ever be used to help people? Apply for this opportunity to participate in translational research with a fast-track to human clinical applications.

With major funding to bring advanced concepts to designer (CAR) T cell therapies in HIV and cancer, the Biotherapeutics Development Lab is seeking strong candidates. This will be an opportunity to join one of the few programs anywhere with direct clinical translation from the bench to the bedside in gene therapies, including our own GMP cell manufacturing facility.

The lab is investigating means to improve T cell function, to generate resistance to immune suppressive mechanisms, and to maintain immune surveillance against reactivating latent HIV-infected cells as needed for a “functional cure.” We are presently with NIH funding to transition a new generation of anti-HIV immune therapy from the lab into the clinic, with Phase I/II human clinical trials planned in two years.

We are seeking highly motivated, results-oriented individuals with experience in HIV research and molecular biology to join this fast-moving project. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in both basic and clinical translational research, seeing the results of his/her efforts applied to help HIV patients to overcome their disease.

Subjects of research in the lab:

  • T cell receptor engineering
  • Co-stimulation engineering
  • Signal transduction and transcriptional regulation
  • T cell activation and anti-suppression strategies
  • Directed T cell trafficking
  • Retroviral vectorology
  • Murine and primate HIV animal models
  • Human Phase I/II clinical trials

Of particular interest are candidates with experience in:

  • HIV biology
  • T cell signaling pathways
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Treg and T cell suppressive mechanisms
  • T cell trafficking
  • Cytokine and chemokine biology
  • Real-time PCR

But candidates will be considered from a broad range of backgrounds.

To apply: Provide resume, summary of research interests and names of 3 references to:
Dr Richard P Junghans at rjunghans@tuftsmedicalcenter.org; http://medicine.tufts.edu/Faculty-and-Research.aspx

Position available immediately.

Posted: September 11, 2014
Title: Research Fellowships in HSC Biology and T cell development/maturation
Institution: Mayo Clinic
Location: Rochester, MN
PI: Dr. Virginia Smith Shapiro

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions in the lab of Dr. Virginia Smith Shapiro in the Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota are available to study the function of the transcriptional repressor NKAP in hematopoietic stem cell maintenance and survival, and in T cell development and maturation. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with other members of the laboratory.

A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for an independent research career as evidenced by their training and first author peer-reviewed publications. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in Immunology, Biochemistry or a similar field. Prior experience in multiparameter flow cytometry as well as in generating and characterizing genetically altered mice is an advantage. The Research Fellow position is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere.

To apply: Those interested in the position should send their CV and three letters of reference to Shapiro.virginia1@mayo.edu.

Post offer/pre-employment drug screening is required. Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Posted: September 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Moffitt Cancer Center
Location: Tampa, FL
PI: Dr. Julie Djeu

NIH T32 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS, MOLECULAR AND TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY
NCI-Designated COMPREHENSIVE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER, TAMPA, FLORIDA
2014-2018

The Immunology Program at the NCI-designated Comprehensive Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, welcomes applications for the T32 NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tumor Immunology. Trainees will be mentored by funded investigators working on molecular and cellular immune mechanisms related to tolerance or activation against tumor cells, covering both innate and adaptive immunity. Besides cellular and biological immune functions, trainees will learn methods in molecular biology, cloning, gene regulation and signal transduction. Moffitt Cancer Center has a 211 bed cancer hospital dedicated to clinical research, including vaccine and immunotherapy of cancer, and has state-of-the-art core facilities for cell therapy and immunotherapeutics, flow cytometry, proteomics, molecular genomics, in vivo animal imaging. Only US citizens or Permanent Residents, who have recently graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Immunology or related fields are eligible.

Candidates must demonstrate a genuine interest in molecular mechanisms regulating immunity against cancer and applications towards cancer treatment. Experience in immune assays, western blotting, gene cloning and molecular techniques is preferred. Applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents cannot be considered for these positions.

To apply: Please email CV, cover letter and three references to Dr. Julie Djeu, Dept. of Immunology. Reference requisition #13635. Email: Julie.Djeu@moffitt.org.

Posted: September11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Moffitt Cancer Center
Location: Tampa, FL
PI: Dr. Pilon-Thomas

The Immunology Program at the NCI-designated H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida (USA) welcomes applications for NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships to investigate fundamental mechanisms involved in anti-tumor immunity. Key areas of emphasis are (1) immune suppression in tumor microenvironment and anti-tumor T cell responses and (2) development of novel vaccine and T cell based-immunotherapies. Moffitt Cancer Center has state-of the-art core facilities for cell therapies, flow cytometry, gene profiling, and transgenic mouse models.

Training/Experience: Candidates must demonstrate a genuine interest in immunotherapy against cancer. Individuals with experience in immune assays, flow cytometry, and mouse models will be preferred. Ability in initiating, conducting, evaluating and reporting of research studies is essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Education: Preference will be given to those who have recently graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Immunology or related field.

To apply: Candidates should apply online to requisition #13048 at www.moffitt.org/careers and include a cover letter briefly summarizing research interests and career goals, CV, and three (3) academic letters of reference.

Posted: September 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda, MD
PI: Vanja Lazarevic

A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vanja Lazarevic at the Experimental Immunology Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Our lab is interested in transcriptional and functional analysis of CD4+ T helper responses in autoimmunity with special emphasis on multiple sclerosis. We are actively pursuing the following two major areas of research:

  1. the contribution of T cells and innate immune cells in inducing and propagating neuroinflammation
  2. the function of transcription factors and microRNAs in shaping the magnitude and quality of T cell responses during antigenic challenge

Please see the laboratory publications for additional information: http://ccr.cancer.gov/staff/publications.asp?profileid=18873

Required Experience:
We are seeking self-motivated and enthusiastic candidates with a Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D. with demonstrated expertise in immunology, molecular biology and biochemistry. Experience of animal models of autoimmunity, inflammation or infection is essential. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Please note we can only accept applicants with less than 4 years of post-doctoral experience.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and three references to: Vanja Lazarevic, lazarevicv@mail.nih.gov.

Posted: September 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana-Champaign, IL
PI: Dr. Erik R. Nelson

Postdoctoral position available for highly motivated individuals to join the laboratory of Dr. Erik R. Nelson, within the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (http://mcb.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/enels/). We have an NCI-NIH funded program investigating the influence of metabolism, the endocrine system and the immune system on breast cancer pathophysiology. Current projects utilize molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology and animal models. Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD in a relevant field and have strong analytical and communication skills. Persons experienced with flow cytometry and the immune system are highly encouraged to apply. Experience with either animal work, cell culture or molecular biology are considered assets.

To apply: Applications should email their cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three references to: enels@illinois.edu.

Posted: September 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Susan Kovats, Ph.D.

Title: Post-doctoral Fellow - Development and function of dendritic cells during influenza virus infection- Arthritis and Clinical Immunology

Discover the Difference.

Seeking Post-doctoral Fellow to study the role of transcription factors in the development and function of dendritic cells during influenza virus infection using immunology and molecular biology approaches.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of Best Places to Work for post-docs. Post-doctoral Fellows receive high quality mentoring in a uniquely collaborative team environment in addition to enrichment programs specifically designed to assist post-docs in achieving their career goals. Post-doctoral Fellows work in state-of-the-art laboratories, and receive comprehensive employee benefits. Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the US based on its economic prosperity, solid job market, and housing cost. Additional information about OMRF can be found at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation web site: www.omrf.org.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in one of the biological sciences. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to work both independently and within a team are required. Must be professional, personable and able to deal with diverse personalities and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in immunology and/or molecular biology techniques, and experience with mice and/or viruses is highly preferred.

To apply: Interested applicants: Please visit http://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51348 to apply. We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)

Posted: September2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position: T cell-based immunotherapy of prostate cancer
Institution: Western University
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
PI: Dr. S.M. Mansour Haeryfar

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mansour Haeryfar at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. The research to be conducted is funded by Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and will explore novel T cell-based strategies for immunotherapy of prostate cancer in the TRAMP mouse model of the disease. For a general description of our main research areas, please visit the following website: http://publish.uwo.ca/~mhaeryfa/.

The ideal candidate has a PhD, MD (or equivalent), and is well-versed in immunological techniques, including but not limited to multi-color flow cytometry. Additional background in molecular biology and experience in mouse models of cancer are preferred. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work both independently and as an effective member of a dynamic team.

Western University is one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. London is located midway between Toronto and Detroit and is known as the "Forest City" (see www.goodmovelondon.com). Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and sought expertise.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply: Applicants should submit (preferably by e-mail) their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. S.M. Mansour Haeryfar, Canada Research Chair in Viral Immunity & Pathogenesis, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6A 5C1 CANADA; Phone : (519) 850-2488; Fax : (519) 661-3499; E-mail: mansour.haeryfar@schulich.uwo.ca; Web : http://publish.uwo.ca/~mhaeryfa/

Posted: September 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Location: Detroit, MI
PI: Dr. Nardhy Gomez-Lopez

A post-doctoral position in the field of Perinatal Immunology is currently open in the laboratory of Dr. Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, with the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Microbiology & Immunology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH/DHHS, located in Detroit, Michigan.

The research in the lab focuses on the study of immunological pathways in pregnancy and related pathologies, including preterm birth. To study these immunological processes, we employ animal and human models, classic molecular laboratory techniques, and contemporary analytical techniques, such as flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and protein arrays. The combination of these powerful approaches will allow the elucidation of the pathways that result in pregnancy and birth in mice and establish a link to preterm birth in humans. This important research will provide insights that will be helpful in developing new strategies to prevent preterm birth in humans.

Highly motivated candidates who hold a Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. and have achieved a solid background in the field of Immunology are encouraged to apply. Experiences/skills in cellular and molecular immunology, molecular biology (e.g., flow cytometry, in vitro cell culture, microarray, or RNA Sequencing, and confocal microscopy), and in vivo animal studies are strongly preferred. Excellent communication and writing skills are also required.

To apply: Please send the following documents in a single pdf file to Dr. Gomez-Lopez at nardhy.gomez-lopez@wayne.edu: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Posted: September 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Location: Memphis, TN
PI: Ae-Kyung Yi, Ph.D.

Two postdoctoral trainee positions are available immediately in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. We are looking for a highly motivated, recently graduated Ph.D. and/or M.D. with expertise in cellular and molecular immunology or related area to study the relationship(s) between host innate immunity and the pathogenesis of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. Currently, the focus of the lab is to investigate the molecular mechanisms of a pattern recognition receptor signaling pathway and the role of a signaling modulator in a pattern recognition receptor in the pathogenesis of chronic autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis and SLE, and in acute inflammatory disorder, including sepsis.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. with a strong background in biological sciences (biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, pathology, and physiology).
  • Research experience in areas useful to studies of cell signal transduction, innate immune response, inflammation, bacterial pathogenesis, and autoimmune disease.
  • Basic understanding of and experience with ELISA assays, Western blot analysis, protein-protein interactions, in vitro kinase assays, cell proliferation assays, cytotoxicity assays, PCR, gene cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, gel electrophoresis, Southern blots, Northern blots and RNA isolation, siRNA, CRISPR, in-situ hybridization, gene chip analysis, CHIP assays, cellular transfection, tissue culture, FACS, confocal microscopy, viral gene delivery system, and database searches
  • Ability to work with rodents.
  • Ability to learn and develop new techniques, whenever necessary.
  • Good communication and writing skills.

To apply: Send curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Ae-Kyung Yi, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC. E-mail: ayi@uthsc.edu.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in T regulatory cells and Autoimmunity
Institution: University of Missouri
Location: Columbia, MO
PI: Susan C. McKarns

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the differentiation and function of regulatory T cells in autoimmunity and chronic inflammation. This research aims to elucidate the role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor and the environment in sex-biased autoimmunity.

The applicant must have recently completed a PhD or equivalent in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have in-depth expertise in flow cytometry, tissue culture, molecular biology, mouse handling, and an interest in signaling, epigenetic, and microbial mechanisms of immune modulation.

The successful candidate will be joining a young, dynamic environment within the Center for Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

To apply: Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, CV, summary of previous research experience, and three letters of references.

Susan C. McKarns, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of TGF-β Biology, Epigenetics, and Cytokine Regulation (LTEC), Center for Cellular & Molecular Immunology, Hugh E. Stephenson Jr. Department of Surgery and Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, M616 Medical Sciences Bldg., One Hospital Dr., Columbia, MO 65212; Office: 573-884-1722; Lab: 573-884-1651; Fax: 573-882-4287; mckarnss@health.missouri.edu

Posted: August 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in T cell Immunology
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Laura Su, M.D. Ph.D.

The Su lab focuses on the human immune response in autoimmunity, vaccination, and infection. We have one postdoctoral fellowship position to study how cross-reactivity with microbial antigens alters the TCR repertoire and drives autoimmunity. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to develop intravital imaging to examine how autoimmune T cell response is modulated by cross-reactive commensal microbes. The ideal candidate should have a background in intravital imaging and/or expertise in other imaging techniques.

Qualified candidate must have a recent Ph.D. High level of independence and the ability to think critically are expected. Excellent organization and time management skills are required as well as a strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with all members of the lab and external collaborators.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Successful candidates will be offered competitive stipend/salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

To apply: Please email laurasu@upenn.edu and provide an updated C.V. or biosketch, a short personal statement (1-2 paragraphs), and names/addresses of 3 references.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Title: Predoctoral Training Opportunity
Institution: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Location: Bethesda, MD

If you want to help improve global health in the 21st century, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) wants to train you.

NIAID, one of the largest institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), offers the Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program for students from populations underrepresented in biomedical sciences. This four-day exploratory program takes place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, on February 2 to 5, 2015.

Become part of a diverse community of aspiring NIAID researchers and join other dedicated science students like yourself for a visit to our research facility. Expenses for travel, lodging, and meals will be reimbursed.

Selected applicants will

  • Learn about global health research from NIAID’s premier scientists
  • Interview with scientists for potential research training positions
  • Meet trainees currently doing research in NIAID laboratories

Candidates with strong academic standing who are college-level seniors, medical school students, or doctoral candidates nearing their dissertation defense are eligible. Check your eligibility at http://go.usa.gov/EspV.

To apply: If INRO sounds like your next step toward a research career in allergy, immunology, or infectious diseases, apply now at http://go.usa.gov/N59H!

Applications are accepted between September 1 and October 15, 2014.

Read success stories from previous INRO participants: http://go.usa.gov/E6NA.Visit the NIAID website for the latest news and research: http://go.usa.gov/EsyA.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

Posted: August 28 2014
Title: Research positions at Northwestern University
Institution: Northwestern University
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Deyu Fang, Ph.D.

NIH funded postdoctoral research positions are available immediately. Requirements include a Ph.D and/or M.D. in immunology with an outstanding publication record. We are particularly looking for candidates with strong research background in cellular immunology and autoimmune diseases, such as, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, using mice as animal models. Ph.D students graduated within two years are particularly encouraged to apply.

The focuses of our research are the molecular mechanisms of the development, activation, differentiation and tolerance of both T- and B-lymphocytes, as well as the development of autoimmune diseases. Current ongoing research projects are 1) epigenetics in immune regulations and 2) ubiquitination and autoimmunity.

To apply: Please send your resume and names of three references of your current and previous mentors to:

Deyu Fang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-3008, E-mail: fangd@northwestern.edu.

Northwestern University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Title: UC San Diego IRACDA Postdoc Fellowship
Institution: UC San Diego
Location: San Diego, CA
PI: Desirée L. Salazar, Ph.D.

San Diego IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award) is an NIH/NIGMS-sponsored program designed to provide three years of mentored, postdoctoral research in biomedical sciences and teaching training at UC San Diego. The IRACDA program aims to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral academic scientists. The majority of our graduates have obtained faculty positions. Applicants can be near graduation, new PhDs or recent PhDs with up to ~2 years post-graduate experience and must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. Candidates from groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences or with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Application materials include: cover letter, personal statement, CV and 2 letters of recommendation.
Deadline: November 1, 2014

For general questions, email ofc-IRACDA-sd@ucsd.edu. For more information, visit http://iracda.ucsd.edu/iracda.ucsd.edu/SD_IRACDA.html.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Associate Position in Host Responses to Influenza Viruses
Institution: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Sabra Klein, Ph.D.

A position is available to participate in studies funded by the Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance. This position will involve investigating host cellular and immune responses to influenza A viruses in samples collected from surveillance studies and clinical vaccine trials. This position will also involve the use of human cell culture systems to study virus-host interactions. These studies will require basic knowledge of virological and immunological techniques. Areas of focus will include: 1) effects of age and sex on immune responses to influenza viruses and vaccines; 2) relationship between sex hormones and cellular responses to influenza viruses; and 3) pathway analyses of host cellular and immune responses to influenza viruses and vaccines.

Start date: October 1, 2014 - Salary: NIH Postdoctoral Stipend

To apply: Candidates with a strong background in virology, immunology, and/or cell biology should email a cover letter, Curriculm Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to:

Sabra Klein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Rm. W2118, Baltimore, Maryland 21205; Email: sklein2@jhu.edu; Phone: (410) 955-8898; http://www.jhsph.edu/faculty/directory/profile/3943/Klein/Sabra%20L.

Posted: August 19, 2014
Title: Post-doctoral Fellow
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Robert Axtell, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow - Pathogenesis of neuro-autoimmune and neuro-degenerative diseases - Arthritis and Clinical Immunology - (B Axtell)

Discover the Difference.

A Post-doctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Axtell, at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. The research program focuses on cellular and molecular pathways that contribute to the pathogenesis of neuro-autoimmune and neuro-degenerative diseases. Dr. Axtell will provide a rich environment for scientific discovery and the professional growth of postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. A highly motivated individual is wanted to investigate the biological pathways that influence neuro-inflammatory and neuro-degenerative diseases that include multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This postdoc will perform experiments using state of the art technologies with both animal models and human disease samples. This position involves basic cellular biology and immunology techniques, mRNA analysis, flow cytometry, cell culture, animal work and an expertise in either human or primate immunology. The data generated from these studies will ultimately provide insights into the diversity and heterogeneity of complex neuro-inflammatory diseases.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of Best Places to Work for post-docs. Post-doctoral Fellows receive high quality mentoring in a uniquely collaborative team environment in addition to enrichment programs specifically designed to assist post-docs in achieving their career goals. Post-doctoral Fellows work in state-of-the-art laboratories, and receive comprehensive employee benefits. Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the US based on its economic prosperity, solid job market, and housing cost. Additional information about OMRF can be found at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation web site: www.omrf.org.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent. Candidates must have expertise in molecular biology, cell cuturing, animal experimentation and flow cytometry. The applicant must possess outstanding organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills. This individual should possess strong laboratory skills, be able to perform data analysis, design and troubleshoot experiments, and work effectively as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: A background in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis or other neuro-inflammatory animal models is desired but not required.

To apply: Interested applicants: Please visit http://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51343 to apply. Please include a CV and statement of research interests in your application.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)

Posted: August 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Western New England University
Location: Springfield, MA
PI: Dr. Clinton Mathias

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated individual in the laboratory of Dr. Clinton Mathias in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences in the College of Pharmacy. The candidate will work on a project examining the effects of dietary antigens on the development of food allergy in a mouse model. Additionally, other mechanisms of food allergy and mast cell-mediated responses will also be explored. We use a combination of in vitro and in vivo molecular/cellular and immunological approaches in our experiments.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and immunology background and must be interested in working in a research environment in a liberal arts setting. Preference will be given to candidates who are interested in pursuing a research career working with undergraduate students. Part of the job will include training students, and candidates will have the opportunity to enhance their teaching portfolio by participating in course instruction. Candidates must have experience in molecular/cellular techniques such as cell culture, PCR, ELISA, etc. Candidates must also have experience working with mouse models. Past research experience and publications will be strongly considered in the selection process. Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment is required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Doctorate Degree
• Laboratory research experience in immunology and mouse models

To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Clinton Mathias at clinton.mathias@wne.edu. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents, or those possessing an employment visa are encouraged to apply.

About Western New England University
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England serves 3,700 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and the School of Law. The College of Pharmacy is housed in the new Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

Posted: August 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Health Effects Laboratory Division
Location: Morgantown, WV
PI: Stacey Anderson, Ph.D.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD), located in Morgantown, West Virginia has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Branch. The focus of the lab is to identify occupational and environmental chemical hazards by evaluating immune function using murine models. The candidate should have a PhD in immunology or a related field. A background in toxicology is preferred but not mandatory. Excellent graduate training, good publication record, experience with in vivo mouse models is desirable. Salary range starts at $57,982. CDC-NIOSH is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Interested applicants should email their curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests and why you are interested in our research, and complete contact information of three references to Sanderson4@cdc.gov.

Stacey Anderson, Ph.D., Team Leader, Hazard Identification and Immunotoxicology Lab, 1095 Willowdale Dr. M/S 4020, Morgantown, WV 26505, Phone (304) 285-6024, Fax (304) 285-6126.

Posted: August 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Immunology
Institution: University of California, San Diego
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
PI: Wenxian Fu, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position in immunology is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Wenxian Fu in the Department of Pediatrics, UCSD.

The research in the lab focuses on immune regulation of tissue homeostasis. In particular, we are interested in studying the regulatory mechanisms in the chronic inflammation of autoimmune type 1 diabetes, and other complex diseases, where tissue inflammation is a critical component of the disease pathogenesis. We will apply the tools of immunology, genetics, molecular biology and systems biology to study the role of innate immune system, the interactions between innate and adaptive immune responses and the underlying mechanisms. For more information, please see nature immunology (2012) 13: 361-368, and nature immunology (2012) 13: 972–980.

Highly motivated candidates with PhD, MD, or MD/PhD and solid backgrounds in immunology are encouraged to apply. Experiences/skills in cellular and molecular immunology, and molecular biology (e.g., flow cytometry, in vitro cell culture, microarray or RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and confocal) and in vivo animal studies are strongly preferred. Good communication and writing skills are also required.

To apply: Please send the following documents: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contacts of three references, in a single pdf file to Dr. Wenxian Fu at w3fu@ucsd.edu.

Posted: August 19, 2014
Title: Post-doctoral Fellow - Biomedical/Scientific Writing - ACI (JJames)
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City

Discover the Difference.

If you have immunology and/or autoimmune disease scientific background and are interested in transitioning to a career in biomedical research/biomedical writing, then we would like to partner with you in this transition. We are seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow who has completed or would like to pursue certification in scientific/biomedical research writing and to build a diverse portfolio of scientific/biomedical writing and editing. Duties will be to develop, write and edit material for various scientific grants, progress reports, applications, manuscripts, reports, web pages and lay publications. Coordinate and assist investigators with progress reports, collaborative applications and annual reports. Convert scientific proposals into lay summaries. Learn about and assist with project management, timelines, grant charts, and milestone tracking. Assist with manuscript submissions, final edits and review of proofs. Maintain familiarity with relevant scientific research. Review published materials and recommend revisions. Select photographs, diagrams and charts to illustrate material. For the applicant with the right skill set and drive, educational expenses to pursue biomedical/scientific writing certification may be provided. The position holds great potential for many scientific publications.

OMRF (omrf.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute located adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC faculty and participate in OUHSC graduate programs. OMRF ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of "Best Places to Work for Postdoctoral Fellows."

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in immunology (or another field if candidate has autoimmunity experience). Ability to multi-task and to meet tight deadlines essential. Must have excellent verbal/written communication and computer (Database, Internet and Word Processing software) skills. Must have ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in analytic or diagram form.

Preferred Qualifications: Clinical rheumatology experience a plus. Previous experience with statistics and scientific and/or grant writing strongly preferred. Some statistical, analytic or other bioinformatics experience would be useful. Having published at least three first-author publications would be helpful. Experience with visualization and simple analytic software, such as SpotFire, Prism, SAS or NCSS would be useful.

To apply: Interested applicants: Please visit: http://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51342.

Posted: August 15, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
PI: Greg M. Delgoffe, Ph.D

A postdoctoral position is available starting on or around November 1st in the laboratory of Greg M. Delgoffe in the Department of Immunology and Cancer Immunology Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. The lab is focused on how the metabolic makeup of the tumor microenvironment can influence the function of infiltrating T cell subsets. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the principal investigator and staff in building a cutting-edge research program in tumor immunometabolism.

Candidates should possess a Ph.D or M.D.-Ph.D in immunology or relevant field, received no more than two years ago, and have demonstrated record of success evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The ideal candidate will possess experience in the many of the following techniques:

  • Multicolor flow cytometry
  • Murine models of cancer
  • Molecular biology and cloning
  • RNA analysis (qPCR/microarray/RNA-Seq)
  • Signaling analyses

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in assays of metabolic function (extracellular flux analysis, metabolomics, etc).

Applicants should have command of the English language and evidence of good writing, oral, and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a collaborative manner with other research groups.

To apply: Interested individuals should send a cover letter stating research interests and future plans, CV, and contact information for three references to delgoffeg@upmc.edu.

Posted: August 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Scientist Position in T cell Biology and Vaccine
Institution: The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Location: La Jolla, CA
PI: Shane Crotty, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral research scientist position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Shane Crotty in the area of cellular and molecular immunology. The laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating CD4 T cell differentiation and functions, particularly follicular helper CD4 T cell (Tfh) regulation of the development of long term antibody and memory B cell responses. The goal of the laboratory is to elucidate the immunobiology of successful vaccines and protective immune responses and apply those principles/mechanisms to the development of future human vaccines. This is done by direct examination of antigen-specific immune responses and follicular helper CD4 T cells, using cutting edge mouse and human experimental systems. Please see the laboratory publications for additional information: Science 2009; Immunity 2011; Annual Review of Immunology 2011; JEM 2012, Immunity 2013, Nature Immunology 2014.

Ideal postdoctoral candidates will have a strong background in immunology with emphasis on cellular and molecular immunology; but expertise in infectious disease research will also be considered.

To apply: Submit your Curriculum Vitae and three references to: The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI), Attn: Shane Crotty, Ph.D., Professor: careers@liai.org.

Posted: August 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in viral immunology
Institution: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Location: San Diego, CA
PI: Bas Baaten, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the immunity and pathogenesis program at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute to study host-pathogen interactions at mucosal surfaces. The selected candidate will lead our ongoing efforts to identify the mechanisms that govern the balance between immunity and pathology at the nasal and pulmonary mucosa following influenza virus infection.

Current projects are focused on exploring the mechanisms underlying defective T cell immunity in the aged following influenza virus infection. He/she will use an array of cellular and molecular approaches to evaluate immune function in mouse models and human cells and is expected to formulate, execute, and communicate research projects.

Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in cellular and molecular immunology and who recently obtained a Ph.D. are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous experience with mouse models is highly desired. Candidates must have good communication skills, and should be able to work independently and in a collaborative scientific environment.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit a CV, contact information (e-mail address and phone number) of three references, and a brief description of research accomplishments, interests, and career goals to bbaaten@sanfordburnham.org.

Posted: August 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship: Pathobiology of cryptococcal infections
Institution: Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH
Location: Bethesda, MD

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available to study fungal genetic mechanisms related to the pathogenesis of fungal infections in human patients and using animal modeling. A particular focus of the position is the identification of genes involved in discriminating strains that cause the most serious infections. The laboratory research program is integrated within an active and diverse intramural and extramural clinical program where we characterize patients with disseminated fungal infections. The goal of the fellowship is to develop an independent, funded program for the graduating postdoctorate fellow, and the program contains elements leading to robust preliminary data as well as experience in grant writing and career development.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related area (fungal pathogenesis and molecular biology) and/or an M.D. or equivalent, awarded within the last five years. The applicant must also have a strong record that shows expertise and productivity related to the research focus of the laboratory.

To apply: submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to

Peter R. Williamson, M.D./Ph.D., Chief, Translational Mycology Unit, Bldg 10, Rm 11N222, MSC 1888, 10 Center Drive, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892-1868; williamsonpr@mail.nih.gov.

For more information, visit the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

Posted: August 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Lloyd S. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

Full-time position for a Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate is available for immunology research in the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology (in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery) to investigate mechanisms of host defense against Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA infections. This research employs advanced techniques of in vivo optical and anatomical imaging and innovative human organotypic culture models of infection. These include skin infections, systemic infections and surgical implant/biofilm infections. It is our goal to investigate mechanisms of protective immune responses against S. aureus/MRSA infections to provide the groundwork for future immune-based therapies and vaccination strategies. Previous research experience with first-author peer-reviewed manuscripts (preferably in high impact journals) in immunology, microbiology and molecular biology is required. This is a unique opportunity for highly qualified and extremely motivated applicants to start their post-doctoral training in a newly renovated state-of-the-art research laboratory under the mentorship of Lloyd S. Miller, M.D., Ph.D. This area of research has important clinical impact as antibiotic-resistant strains such as MRSA represent a major threat to public health.

For selected publications from the Miller Laboratory, please see:

  1. Miller, LS and Cho, JS. 2011. Immunity against Staphylococcus aureus cutaneous infections. Nature Reviews Immunology 11(8): 505-518. http://www.nature.com/nri/journal/v11/n8/full/nri3010.html
  2. Cho, JS, Guo, Y, Ramos, RI, Hebroni, F, Plaisier, SB, Xuan, C, Granick, JL, Matsushima, H, Takashima, A, Iwakura, Y, Cheung, AL, Cheng, G, Lee, DJ, Simon, SI, Miller, LS. 2012. Neutrophil-derived IL-1β is sufficient for abscess formation in immunity against Staphylococcus aureus in mice. PLoS Pathogens. 8(11): e1003047
    http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1003047
  3. Niska, JA, Shahbazian, JH, Ramos, RI, Francis, KP, Miller, LS. 2013. Vancomycin-Rifampin Combination Therapy Has Enhanced Efficacy against an Experimental Staphylococcus aureus Prosthetic Joint Infection. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 57(10) 5080-5086.
    http://aac.asm.org/content/58/4/2377.long
  4. Cho, JS, Pietras, EM, Garcia, NC, Ramos, RI, Farzam, DM, Monroe, HR, Magorien, JE, Blauvelt, A, Kolls, JK, Cheung, AL, Cheng, G, Modlin, RL, Miller, LS. 2010. IL-17 is essential for host defense against cutaneous Staphylococcus aureus infection in mice. Journal of Clinical Investigation 120(5): 1762-1773. PMCID: PMC2860944.
    http://www.jci.org/articles/view/40891
  5. Miller, LS, Pietras, EM, Uricchio, LH, Hirano, K, Rao, S, Lin, H, O’Connell, RM, Iwakura, Y, Cheung, AL, Cheng, G, Modlin, RL. 2007. Inflammasome-mediated production of IL-1beta is required for neutrophil recruitment against Staphylococcus aureus in vivo. Journal of Immunology 179:6933-6942.
    http://www.jimmunol.org/content/179/10/6933.long
  6. Miller, LS, O’Connell, RM, Gutierrez, MA, Pietras, EM, Shahangian, A, Gross, CE, Thirumala, A, Cheung, AL, Cheng, G, Modlin, RL. 2006. MyD88 mediates neutrophil recruitment initiated by IL-1R but not TLR2 activation in immunity against Staphylococcus aureus. Immunity 24: 79-91.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1074761305004061

Please note we can only accept applicants who currently reside in the United States and are United States citizens, permanent residents, or have valid work permits to work in the United States.

Contact person: Lloyd S. Miller, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Dermatology, Infectious Diseases and Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology, Cancer Research Building II, Suite 205, 1550 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231; Phone: 410-955-8662; Email: millerlabjob@yahoo.com.

Web address of Department or Division: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/dermatology/research/basic_science/miller_lab/index.html

To apply: If interested, please send an email with your CV and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Lloyd Miller at: millerlabjob@yahoo.com.

Timetable: We are accepting applications immediately and hope to find a candidate by 12/31/2014.

Posted: August 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Opportunity in T cell Immunology
Institution: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
PI: Dr. Brian D. Rudd

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Brian D. Rudd, in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University (http://www.vet.cornell.edu/microbiology/). The laboratory is interested in developmental-related changes the T cell compartment and their consequences on the host response to infection and/or vaccination. This position will use mouse models of acute and persistent infection to determine the most critical defects in neonatal memory CD8+ T cells, as well as the mechanisms that underlie such defects.

Candidates should have a MD, DVM or PhD degree and a first author paper accepted in a peer-reviewed immunology journal. Desirable candidates will also have experience with basic immunology assays (cell culture, PCR, ELISA), flow cytometry, infectious pathogens and handling of mice. Excellent verbal and written English language skills are required.

Cornell University (Ithaca) is located in upstate New York in the scenic Finger Lakes region and is home to world renowned restaurants, a wide array of cultural events and extensive outdoor recreation opportunities.

Cornell University offers competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply: Please send the following documents as a single PDF document to bdr54@cornell.edu: 1) a cover letter briefly describing your research interest and career goals, 2) your CV, and 3) a list of three references.

Posted: August 6, 2014
Title: Research Associate I- Sanjabi Lab
Institution: The Gladstone Institutes
Location: San Francisco, CA
PI: Dr. Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD

The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), contributing to the health and well-being of all people through medical research, education, and outreach in the areas of heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and neurological disease. Gladstone is composed of three separate institutes and approximately 400 employees. Our employees receive exceptional benefits. We are located in an award-winning building adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay Campus. Gladstone has consistently ranked as one of the top places to work in academia in the United States.

Responsibilities:

A Research Associate I position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD at the Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology. This individual will be responsible for helping to manage the Sanjabi Lab, which includes being in charge of supplies, reagents, safety and regulatory protocols. The primary role of the Research Associate will be to help maintain the mouse colonies, be responsible for genotyping mice and performing experiments with other members of the laboratory. Knowledge of general immunology techniques, such as flow cytometry and quantitative PCR are highly desired. Depending on the level of commitment, there is the potential for this highly motivated Research Associate to also carry out independent projects and the possibility of authorship on publications.

Required Experience:

BS or BA degree in Immunology, Microbiology, or Molecular Biology. Prior laboratory experience in immunology or molecular biology, and prior experience with handling of mice and colony management is a must.

To apply: Please click on the link below.

https://careers-gladstoneinstitutes.icims.com/jobs/1058/research-associate-i--sanjabi-lab/job

Posted: August 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Infectious Diseases Directorate, Naval Medical Research Center
Location: Silver Spring, MD
PI: Milton Maciel Jr., Ph.D.

HJF is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to support the Military Enteric Diseases Research Program, located at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NMRC. The successful candidate should have a PhD with experience in cell assays, including polychromatic flow cytometry, ELISPOT, lymphocyte culture and cytokine assays, and vocational interest in vaccine development.

Specifically, the candidate will work on the enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) Vaccine Development Program. ETEC is a major global cause of childhood diarrhea and travelers’ diarrhea for which a safe, broadly protective vaccine has yet to be developed. Recently, NMRC completed a series of clinical trials with ETEC vaccine candidates that allow the development of methodologies and in-depth evaluation of cellular immunological mechanisms elicited by the vaccination. One of our main goals is the development and evaluation of assays that can help characterize the systemic and mucosal response to ETEC proteins.

Under the supervision and mentoring by the Head of Immunology, Clinical Trial Group, and Program Director, the incumbent will be responsible for conducting laboratory-based clinically relevant human immunologic research as well as assisting in designing, developing and executing research projects involving ETEC vaccine antigens supporting the ETEC Vaccine Development Program. In this capacity the incumbent will integrate immunological techniques and assays, mostly, but limited to, flow cytometry, ELISPOT, cell culture, and cytokine measurements. The successful candidate will have opportunity to participate in a parallel project involving systems biology (transcriptomics and proteomics) for the evaluation of clinical trials.

This is an ideal position for a young professional aiming at gaining hands-on experience in clinical trials, applied immunology, and vaccine development for enteric pathogens. Funds are available for one year, renewable
according to fund availability and performance.

Responsibilities:

  1. Plans, designs and conducts laboratory research focused on, but not limited to, human samples from ETEC Vaccine clinical trials.
  2. Develops necessary technologies, protocols, and reports.
  3. Assists in the preparation of funding applications for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and/or extramural resources including nonprofit organizations.
  4. Maintains expertise and knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories directly applicable to the research work being conducted. Should have knowledge and extensive experience in human cellular immunology, sterile tissue and cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISPOT, and familiarity with the field of mucosal immunology.
  5. Performs data analysis, prepares graphical representation of data, prepares manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals, prepares scientific reports for funded projects, presents research data at in-house meetings and at National and International scientific conferences.
  6. Attends all training and safety classes conducted by NMRC and HMJF.
  7. Completes other projects and duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of highly complex scientific procedures, techniques and fundamental; knowledge and practical experience in flow cytometry, cellular immunology, tissue culture, and cytokine measurement; Practical experience in immunization and isolation of organs from small animals is helpful. Should have excellent communication skills including the ability to write and publish research papers and grants. Should have the ability to work independently and troubleshoot technical procedures.

To apply: Go to HJF.org, position #209447.

Contact: Milton Maciel Jr.: milton.maciel@med.navy.mil

Posted: July 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institution: TTUHSC EL Paso
Location: EL Paso, TX
PI: Wendy E. Walker

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to join Dr. Wendy Walker’s research group at the Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases, Paul L Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

This individual will work on one or both of the following projects:

(1) Innate immunity and sepsis. Sepsis occurs when an overwhelming infection causes a systemic inflammatory response syndrome that is harmful to the host. We are exploring which innate immune pathways are helpful vs. harmful in the context of sepsis. We are also exploring how various physiological processes (such as circadian rhythms) influence sepsis pathogenesis.

(2) HIV Elite Control. We are investigating how a rare group of patients, HIV Elite Controllers, are able to naturally control the HIV virus. For this project, we will perform assays examining cellular resistance to HIV in primary cells isolated from these patients and identify rare gene alleles and/or transcriptional signatures associated with this phenotype.

The Postdoc should have a Ph.D. in an area related to immunology, virology, or biomedical sciences. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. Experience working with immunology assays, BSL-2 agents, animal models and/or human subjects are preferred, but not required. This is a great opportunity to be part of a funded lab at a growing research institution with a new medical school. TTUHSC EL Paso has excellent facilities including core labs in histopathology, cytometry, genomics and proteomics.

The city of El Paso lies on the border of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico, and has a hot desert climate. El Paso was ranked the #1 safest large city in the US for the past four years. The city surrounds the Franklin mountains, and is within driving distance of several national parks, providing great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. There is a plentitude of excellent restaurants, sports and entertainment venues and the cost of living is very reasonable.

To apply: Candidates should apply online. Please click on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/ktx43uk . Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until an appropriate candidate is found.

Queries may be addressed to wendy.walker@ttuhsc.edu. Further information about the lab is available on our website: https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/fostersom/research/infectiousdiseases/walker.aspx.

Posted: July 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Immunology
Institution: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech
Location: Blacksburg, VA

The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech performs world-class informatics research in life sciences, social sciences, and human health by integrating theory, modeling and simulation with computational and experimental science in a transdisciplinary, team science research environment. The Institute’s mission is to solve some of society’s most important problems affecting life sciences, social sciences and human health through transdisciplinary informatics research and education.

As a member of the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) in VBI, the Postdoctoral Associate in Immunology will work on the NIAID-funded project: Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP). The primary focus of this position will be research related to mechanisms of mucosal immune regulation during infection with enteric pathogens, including Helicobacter pylori. The Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate and coordinate efforts with clinical researchers and computer modeling personnel, and will provide a plan for studies in additional NIAID Category A-C enteric pathogens. The Postdoctoral Associate will also coordinate with the bioinformatics personnel to assist in the creation and maintenance of immunological databases related to enteric pathogens and analysis of high-throughput transcriptomics and proteomics data. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to work collaboratively and participate in the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Works on aspects of immune modulation by immunotherapeutics, especially modulation of adaptive immune responses and mucosal immunity by activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-y or other new target candidates identified through modeling.
  • Actively collaborates with ongoing studies in the laboratory to characterize modulation of mucosal immune responses to H. pylori and other enteric pathogens.
  • Actively collaborates in projects related to mathematical/computational modeling of immunity or any other related projects as instructed by the PI.
  • Represents the Nutritional Immunology & Molecular Medicine group at VBI and the Institute by presenting at conferences, seminars, workshops, etc., as required.
  • Contributes to the publication of original results of research in peer-reviewed, high-impact scientific journals.
  • Trains and mentors students in the laboratory on research initiatives, experimentations and laboratory protocols.
  • Contributes to the submission of research proposals to funding agencies.
  • Takes the initiative in finding solutions to scientific problems that arise in day-to-day research.
  • Routinely communicates research progress with supervisor, peers and other lab staff.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ph.D., D.V.M. or M.D. in immunology, inflammation, cell and molecular biology or related field.
  • Training in immunology or inflammation research
  • Demonstrated expertise in flow cytometry, cell culture assays, molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques
  • Demonstrated record of publication in high impact journals peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated expertise in mouse experimentation.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and multitasking skills.
  • Capable of working in a team environment and a strong inclination for trans-disciplinary science.
  • Creative, independent, and self-motivated, with good communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills.

Preferences will be given to candidates who possess knowledge or experience in inflammation, autoimmune disorders, infectious disease and/or nuclear receptor biology; expertise in both basic and clinical immunology research; grant writing experience; previous expertise in mouse models of gastroenteric pathogens; and computational/bioinformatics skills and expertise.

In accordance with university hiring procedures for non-student positions, this position will require a conviction check prior to beginning an employment engagement.

The initial appointment will be a one-year, restricted appointment located in VBI’s on-campus facility in Blacksburg, VA. This position will hold the research faculty rank of Postdoctoral Associate. For more information on the university’s faculty ranks, please visit the Faculty Handbook at http://www.provost.vt.edu/faculty_handbook/faculty_handbook.html.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a current CV, letter of interest, and listing of professional references upon applying through www.jobs.vt.edu, posting SR0140043 . To be considered, applications must be received through the website link provided and not through alternative channels.

Compensation commensurate with experience

To learn more about VBI, please visit us at www.vbi.vt.edu.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Posted: July 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position #: 14-41
Institution: Lacy-Hulbert lab, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI)
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Dr. Lacy-Hulbert

The Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is a center of scientific excellence in research and therapy of autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis and arthritis, and promotes clinical and interdisciplinary research, particularly in cancer, neuroscience, and heart disease. BRI is a non-profit organization celebrating its 58th year as Washington State’s oldest medical research institute with over 275 employees and a $67 million budget for 2014.

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Lacy-Hulbert/ Stuart Laboratory in the Department of Immunology. Research in the laboratory focuses on the mechanisms of innate immune recognition of self cells and foreign organisms, and regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses. Specific projects include studies of the role of macrophages and dendritic cells in regulation of intestinal immunity, mechanisms of phagocytosis, pathogen sensing and antigen presentation, and cellular resistance to viral and bacterial infection. The successful candidate may work in one or more of these areas, depending on experience and expertise.

Responsibilities include conceptualizing and executing experiments, data analysis, laboratory record keeping, oral and written presentation of experimental results. The research associate will be expected to work collaboratively with other staff members in discussing projects, implementing experiments and preparing manuscripts and grant applications. The position may involve oversight/ supervision of technicians or graduate students.

Highly motivated applicants with good organizational and analytical skills are encouraged to apply. A PhD in immunology or a related field (such as host-pathogenesis/microbiology/virology) is required. Experience/skills in immunology, cell biology and/or molecular biology are required. Experience of animal models of autoimmunity, inflammation or infection is preferable but not essential.

Must have less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience.

To apply: Please visit https://careers-benaroyaresearch.icims.com/jobs/search.

BRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.

Posted: July 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position #: 14-38
Institution: Long lab, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI)
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Dr. Alice Long

The Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is a center of scientific excellence in research and therapy of autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis and arthritis, and promotes clinical and interdisciplinary research, particularly in cancer, neuroscience, and heart disease. BRI is a non-profit organization celebrating its 58th year as Washington State’s oldest medical research institute with over 275 employees and a $67 million budget for 2014.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for designing and performing experiments as well as complex data analysis and communication of results. Studies will focus on the response of human lymphocytes to both foreign and self antigens in health and disease, with a focus on better understanding mechanisms that underlie autoimmunity.

This position requires PhD level training in immunology or cellular biology. Skills required include utilization of tissue culture, molecular biology techniques and experience with flow cytometry.

To apply: Please visit https://careers-benaroyaresearch.icims.com/jobs/search.

BRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.

Posted: July 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Albany Medical College, Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease
Location: Albany, NY
PI: Kate C. MacNamara, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Kate MacNamara to study stress-induced hematopoiesis in murine models of infection and disease. Our research is aimed at clarifying the mechanisms leading to functional changes in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells during infection. Experience in immunology, cell biology, microbiology, and/or stem cell biology required, and experience working with murine models of infection preferred. Looking for a highly motivated, independent, and creative thinker who has strong communication and organization skills. Expertise in flow cytometry, immunofluoresence, microscopy, and imaging is an advantage. Albany Medical College has a close relationship with the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Laboratories, providing a diverse environment rich in infectious disease expertise. Albany is a mid-sized city within the upstate New York Capital Region, and has easy access to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondack and Berkshire Mountains.

Website: http://www.amc.edu/Research/IMD/imdresearcher.cfm?ID=419

To apply: Interested candidates please apply by providing: a cover letter (outlining your scientific interests), your curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for three individuals who can be contacted for letters of reference. Please send to: Kate C. MacNamara, Ph.D., Center for Immunology and Microbial Diseases, Albany Medical College, MS-453, 47 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208; Phone: (518) 262-0921. Or email the documents to: macnamk@mail.amc.edu.

Posted: July 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral fellow position in viral immunology
Institution: The University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
PI: Ryan Langlois, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ryan Langlois at the University of Minnesota (http://www.microbiology.med.umn.edu/) to design novel influenza viruses for the study of immune responses. Research in the laboratory is focused on determining how cellular tropism dictates immunity and recovery from influenza virus infections through exploitation of host microRNAs. Additionally, the laboratory also uses novel reporter viruses to track infected cells in real time. The ideal candidate will have experience with mouse models of infection, flow cytometry, and molecular cloning techniques.

To apply: Please send your application including CV, research interests and contact information of three references to: langlois@umn.edu.

Posted: July 22, 2014
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow - Innate and Acquired Immunity
Respiratory Allergen and Virus-induced Disease
Institution: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
PI: Nicholas Lukacs, Ph.D.

The laboratory focuses on research examining the mechanisms of allergen and viral-induced pulmonary disease (RSV, Influenza) that centers on development and regulation of Th2 and Th17 immune environments related to chronic disease. A significant portion of our research has focused upon dendritic cell biology and the subsequent activation of T cell subsets. Projects involve both in vivo and in vitro modeling of immune and stromal cell function as well as epigenetic regulation of immune responses. The laboratory environment has been established to allow scientific development and professional growth leading to an independent career through a T32 funded position. This post-doc position will give the trainee an opportunity to experience research in a career-oriented environment.

Competitive candidates will have attained a Ph.D. with expertise in molecular and cellular Immunology and a proven publication record with strong oral and written communication skills. The candidate will also be required to be a US citizen or have permanent resident status due to T32 Training Grant requirements.

To apply: Qualified applicants should submit their CV and contact information for 3 references by email to:

Nicholas Lukacs, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; nlukacs@umich.edu
http://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/faculty/nlukacs

Posted: July 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Immunology
Institution: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Location: Chicago, Illinois
PI: Dr. Chyung-Ru Wang

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Northwestern University. The lab uses murine models to study the functions of CD1 and MHC class Ib molecules in infectious disease and autoimmune disease. For more information about our work please see: https://fsmweb.northwestern.edu/faculty/FacultyProfile.cfm?xid=17907

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Immunology with a background in cellular and molecular immunology, including expertise in animal models and flow cytometry; additional expertise in human immunology would be an asset. Qualifications also include strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication and organizational skills, an ability to work independently, and commitment to laboratory research.

To apply: Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, along with contact information of three references, and a cover letter describing research accomplishments and career goals electronically to Dr. Chyung-Ru Wang (email: chyung-ru-wang@northwestern.edu).

Posted: July 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: The University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Seungmin “Sam” Hwang, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Department of Pathology at The University of Chicago to investigate the role of autophagy pathway/proteins in host-pathogen interaction and the immune system development.

Highly motivated individuals with a recent Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, or cell/molecular biology, with evidence of scientific accomplishment, are encouraged to apply. Applicants with strong hands-on experience and knowledge in flow cytometry, macrophage biology, and mouse models will be preferred.

To apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae including list of publications, and contact information for three references to shwang@bsd.uchicago.edu.

http://shwanglab.bsd.uchicago.edu/

Deadline by 9/25/2014; position is available immediately.

Posted: July 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in HIV research
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Laura Su M.D., Ph.D.

The Su lab focuses on the human immune response in autoimmunity, vaccination, and infection. We are recruiting one highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study the defects in T cell immune repertoire caused by HIV infection. We will use tools such as cytometry by time-of-flight (CyTOF) and high-throughput sequencing to interrogate the T cell biology in HIV infected patients at the single cell level. The ideal candidate will have a background in HIV research and expertise in sequencing analysis, tissue culture, and flow cytometry.

Qualified candidate must have a recent Ph.D., M.D. High level of independence and the ability to think critically are expected. Excellent organization and time management skills are required as well as a strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with all members of the lab and external collaborators.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Successful candidates will be offered competitive stipend/salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

To apply: Please email laurasu@upenn.edu and provide an updated C.V. or biosketch, a short personal statement (1-2 paragraphs), and names/addresses of 3 references.

Posted: July 22, 2014
Title: Post-Doctoral Position in Human Heart Transplantation Immunology
Institution: Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center
Location: New York, NY
PI: Emmanuel Zorn, Ph.D.

A post-doctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Emmanuel Zorn at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/ccti/) to study the contribution of B cell and humoral immunity to human cardiac allograft rejection. One avenue of research will be to examine B cells infiltrating heart transplants at time of rejection. Studies will be conducted in collaboration with members of the New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Cardiac Transplant Program. Studies will use a wide range of complementary methods including primary human cell culture, B cell cloning, protein assays, molecular biology techniques as well as functional cell based assays.

We are seeking a junior, creative, self-motivated and hard-working individual with documented research experience related to this position. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D with training in immunology (human immunology preferred).

To apply: send curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of past research accomplishments as well as contact information for three references to:

Emmanuel Zorn, Ph.D., Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, 650 West 168th Street, Mailbox 127, New York, NY 10032; ez2184@cumc.columbia.edu.

Posted: July 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution:Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Location: Boston,MA
PI: Dr. Vicki Rubin Kelley

A post-doctoral position is available for Innovative projects that focus on innate immune mechanisms triggering cytopathic immune responses. The projects include: novel pathways that regulate macrophages in muscle linked to faulty repair in muscular dystrophy, and in kidney, skin, joints (arthritis) linked to aberrant repair in lupus. Unique transgenic strains and knockout mice with reporter genes have been constructed on for these projects. These projects have seeded human translational components in patients (biomarkers, therapeutic targets).

Required Experience:
Immunology and Molecular/Cell Biology
In vivo mouse systems
Computer literacy

Desired:
Experience with macrophages/myeloid cells
Experience with histopathology and flow cytometry
Responsible, hard-working individual who is able to multi-task and to work independently

MD, or PhD required

To apply: Please send CV and three references. Interested candidates contact: Dr. Vicki Rubin Kelley, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, 4 Blackfan Street, Boston, MA 02115; FAX 617-525-5830; e-mail: vkelley@rics.bwh.harvard.edu.

Posted: July 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions in Virology and Immunology
Institution: The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Location: Hershey, PA
PI: Aron Lukacher, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral positions in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, supported by our longstanding National Cancer Institute Training Grant “Viruses and Cancer”, are available starting September 1 2014. There are numerous opportunities for training in virology and/or immunology within a highly collegial scientific environment. Virology research programs using hepatitis B viruses, herpesviruses, papillomaviruses, polyomaviruses, and retroviruses, and immunology programs in tumor immunology, autoimmunity, and antiviral immunity are described on our website (http://www2.med.psu.edu/microbiology/research-areas/). Candidates must have: 1) a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, virology, or immunology and 2) strong graduate research training, as demonstrated by first-authored publications. MD fellows may also apply. Individuals with no previous postdoctoral experience are preferred. Only U.S. citizen/permanent resident applicants are eligible.

To apply: Please email a CV, an overview of prior research experience and interests, and contact information for three references to: Ms. Rebecca Yockey (ryockey@hmc.psu.edu).

The Pennsylvania State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented minorities.

Posted: July 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Villanova University
Location: Villanova, PA
PI: Anil Bamezai, Ph.D.

Villanova University’s Department of Biology seeks a postdoctoral fellow who will serve as a teacher-scholar. This position includes 50% teaching and 50% research in the general area of organismal biology. Details related to job description, duties and responsibilities and eligibility can be found at:

http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/biology/jobs/postdocs2014.html or

https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/6759

To apply: Anil Bamezai, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085; Tel. No. (610) 519-4847; Website: http://www.villanova.edu/artsci/biology/facstaff.htm?mail=anil.bamezai@villanova.edu

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Immunology Post-doctoral Positions
Institution: University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, AL
PI:Hui Hu, Ph.D.

NEW postdoctoral positions are now open in the research group of Dr. Hui Hu. The research projects aim to develop infectious disease and autoimmune disease models and study the molecular mechanisms underlying novel transcriptional networks in both T cell and B cell differentiation (Nat Immunol 7:819 (2006), Nat Immunol 12:544(2011), Nat Immunol (2014)).

The postdoctoral candidates will have recently acquired a Ph.D. and/or M.D. preferably in immunology with technique expertise in flow cytometry and molecular biology. Strong background in either T cells or B cells, transcriptional regulation and/or signaling pathways is desirable. Candidates should be highly self-motivated and career oriented.

To apply: please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact information of three references to, Hui Hu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, UAB School of Medicine, E-mail: Immhulab@gmail.com.

http://www.uab.edu/medicine/microbiology/faculty/primary

As a Top 20 research university UAB has outstanding research facilities and infrastructure. The Department of Microbiology is one of the top NIH-funded departments of its kind in the USA: http://www.microbio.uab.edu/.

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral position in mucosal anti-viral immunity
Institution: Gladstone Institutes, UCSF
Location: San Francisco, CA
PI: Shomyseh Sanjabi, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Shomyseh Sanjabi at the Gladstone Institutes, academically affiliated with University of California, San Francisco. Our lab is interested in mucosal anti-viral immunity with an emphasis on how TGFβ signaling affects the function of innate and adaptive immune cells. The second prong of our research is focused on developing new humanized mouse models to study HIV pathogenesis and latency in vivo.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in immunology or related fields. The qualified candidate must have at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal related to immunology, and be proficient in the use and handling of genetically complex mouse models in research, including the study of host-pathogen interaction in mice. Knowledge of general molecular biology and immunology techniques, including multi-color flow cytometry, is a plus. The successful candidate will be highly self motivated and possess excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.

To apply: Please send a cover letter describing past research accomplishments and future research interests, CV, and a list of 3 references by email to: Shomyseh.sanjabi@gladstone.ucsf.edu. Applications will be reviewed as received and until the position is filled.

Shomyseh Sanjabi, Ph.D., Assistant Investigator, Gladstone Institutes; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco. 1650 Owens St. San Francisco, CA 94158; http://gladstoneinstitutes.org/scientist/sanjabi;
http://labs.gladstone.ucsf.edu/sanjabi.

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution:Baylor Institute for Immunology Research
Location: Dallas, TX
PI: Dr. K Venuprasad

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available immediately to study cell signaling in the immune system at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR).

The project requires expertise in molecular biology. We use mouse models of autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. For more information see Venuprasad K et al. Nat Immunol. 2008, Venuprasad K et al. J Clin Invest. 2006, Chang L et al. Cell. 2006, Jeon MS et al. Immunity. 2004, Venuprasad, Cancer Res.2010, Peng D et al. J Immunol. 2011, Ahmed N et al. Nat. Immunol. 2011, Zeng M et al. (manuscript under preparation), Ahmed N et al. ( manuscript under preparation). The applicants with one or more years of postdoctoral experience are preferred but fresh PhD’s are welcome. This is an outstanding opportunity for enthusiastic and hardworking postdocs. The environment and the facilities at the at BIIR and the Sammons Cancer center in Dallas, TX, are exceptional.

To apply: If interested, please send a CV to Dr. K Venuprasad: Venuprasad.poojary@baylorhealth.edu.

Competitive salary will be offered for the right candidates.

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Autoimmunity
Institution: The Scripps Research Institute
Location: La Jolla, CA
PI: Dr. K. Michael Pollard

Research Description: The Pollard Lab, together with the Kono group in the Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, explores mechanisms of systemic autoimmunity and the role that exogenous (or environmental) agents play in the initiation and/or exacerbation of autoimmune disease. We are seeking a postdoctoral candidate to examine the feasibility of using the Diversity Outbred (DO) mouse to model the range of immunological responses that follow exposure to environmental agents. The DO mouse is a powerful new tool for genome-wide association studies that should better model the genetic heterogeneity of human populations than inbred mice. The project will involve determining the immunological responses, including autoimmunity, of DO mice to crystalline silica. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with the immunological parameters following exposure to crystalline silica will be identified using the Mega Mouse Universal Genotyping Array (MegaMUGA) and analysis tools such as DOQTL, a QTL mapping software specifically developed to perform linkage and association mapping in DO mice.

Position Requirements: We are soliciting applications from creative and motivated individuals who have a Ph.D. in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or related disciplines, which is within 2 years of their advanced degree. The ideal candidates will have excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills. Applicants with experience in mouse models, bioinformatics/mouse genetics, multicolor flow cytometry as well as standard molecular/immunological techniques including RT-qPCR are encouraged to apply. Experience with BAL of mice would be a significant advantage.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit their C.V outlining their research background, publications, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

K. Michael Pollard, PhD, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, MEM125, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037. Tel: 858-784-9214; Fax: 858-784- 8836; Email: mpollard@scripps.edu; Homepage: http://www.scripps.edu/pollard/

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Post-doctoral Fellow
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Patrick Gaffney, M.D.

Genetics and Epigenetics of Complex Diseases

We are seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow to lead investigative studies on the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of autoimmune diseases. The laboratory is currently investigating the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of autoimmune susceptibility genes involved in the ubiquitination pathway including TNFAIP3, TNIP1, UBE2L3 and several others. While the genetic associations in these genes are confirmed, the causal variants that are responsible for SLE susceptibility are unclear. In addition, the regulatory mechanisms that result in disordered expression of these genes in the context of disease are not known. We are therefore seeking a highly talented and motivated individual to join our NIH funded laboratory and to lead investigation into the genomic and epigenomic mechanisms that influence the expression and function of these genes in the context of autoimmunity.

Our laboratory employs a wide variety of analytical techniques in the effort to identify causal variants including high-throughput sequencing of DNA, RNA, methylation and histone marks, electrophoretic mobility shift assays, chromosome conformation capture, ChIP-PCR, mass spectrometry, and genome engineering using site-specific engineered nucleases.

Strong candidates will demonstrate proficiency in creative thinking, designing experiments independently, interpreting assay results, summarizing findings, and assisting with manuscript preparation, grant writing, supervising graduate students and presenting data at national meetings.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of Best Places to Work for post-docs. Post-doctoral Fellows receive high quality mentoring in a uniquely collaborative team environment in addition to enrichment programs specifically designed to assist post-docs in achieving their career goals. Post-doctoral Fellows work in well funded state-of-the-art laboratories, and receive comprehensive employee benefits. Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the US based on its economic prosperity, solid job market, and housing cost.

Competitive individuals will demonstrate proficiency in the analysis of genetic data, high-throughput sequencing data and the use of bioinformatics software. Previous experience with immunological assays, and molecular biology techniques as well as the ability to use UNIX command line programming and R is also considered a plus. Candidates will also demonstrate proficiency in creative thinking, designing experiments independently, interpreting assay results, summarizing findings, and assisting with manuscript preparation, grant writing, supervising graduate students and presenting data at national meetings. Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D. and M.D. is required.

To apply: Interested applicants - please send a CV, statement of research interests and names of three references to: Patrick Gaffney, MD., Member, Arthritis and Clinical Immunology; E-mail: Patrick-Gaffney@omrf.org. (EOE/AA)

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Daniela Cihakova, M.D., Ph.D.

The Cihakova-Rose lab at the Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University Is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the field of immunology to research inflammatory heart disease. Our current emphasis is to investigate role of monocytes and Th cells and their interaction with cardiac resident cells in driving the cardiac inflammation. The research is supported by newly funded NIH RO1 and support is guaranteed for 5 years. We employ murine models of inflammatory heart disease, experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) to investigate factors that modulate development of myocarditis and its sequel, dilated cardiomyopathy. For more information see Wu L et al, JEM 2014 http://jem.rupress.org/content/early/2014/06/11/jem.20132126.long and Baldeviano et al, Circ Research 2011 http://jem.rupress.org/content/early/2014/06/11/jem.20132126.full.pdf+html

A successful candidate will perform in vivo and ex vivo mouse experiments, and a variety of other general laboratory experiments including oversight of the animal colony for the project with help of a laboratory technician. The desired candidate will have very good knowledge of immunology, research experience in mouse models, strong multicolor flow cytometry skills, RT-PCR, PCR, ELISA, in vitro cultures. Candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Immunology or a related field, with no more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience and successful track record of first author publications and good references. The Rose-Cihakova laboratory is located in the hospital campus of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.

Contact: Daniela Cihakova, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor, Director, Immune Disorders Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Ross 648, 720 Rutland Ave, Baltimore, MD, (410)614-4173, fax 410-614- 3548, dcihako1@jhmi.edu.

Laboratory website: http://pathology.jhu.edu/department/RCCLab/research_lab.cfm

To apply: Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a brief description of research accomplishments and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references preferably by email to dcihako1@jhmi.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Immunology
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Laura Su M.D., Ph.D.

The Su lab focuses on the human immune response in autoimmunity, vaccination, and infection. We are recruiting one highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study how cross-reactivity with environmental antigens alters T cell response and drives autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis. We use advanced immunology tools to interrogate human T cell biology at the single cell level. The ideal candidate will have expertise in molecular cloning, protein purification, tissue culture, and flow cytometry. Familiarity with programing and statistics is highly desired but not required.

Qualified candidate must have a recent Ph.D., M.D. High level of independence and the ability to think critically are expected. Excellent organization and time management skills are required as well as a strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with all members of the lab and external collaborators.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Successful candidates will be offered competitive stipend/salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

To apply: Please email laurasu@upenn.edu and provide an updated C.V. or biosketch, a short personal statement (1-2 paragraphs), and names/addresses of 3 references.

Posted: June 26, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Jorge Henao-Mejia, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral positions are available for motivated and creative individuals in the laboratory of Jorge Henao-Mejia, M.D., Ph.D. at the Institute for Immunology, the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Our research focuses on the interactions between the immune system and metabolism. In recent decades, the prevalence of obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Western societies; moreover, chronic inflammation is now recognized as a central characteristic of obesity and the associated pathologies. However, the endogenous and environmental cues that drive inflammation in the context of nutritional surplus and the metabolic pathways that support adequate immune responses are not understood.

The long-term goals of the laboratory are: 1. To understand the role of inflammation in the development of metabolic diseases, in particular, we are interested in how the immune system and the microbiota interact to promote health and disease. 2. To determine the role of non-coding RNAs during inflammation and immune cell development. To accomplish these goals, we will use the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system as a fundamental tool to generate innovative mouse models in extremely short periods of time.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and have strong laboratory and analytical skills, significant experience in molecular/cellular immunology, and good communication and organizational skills.

To apply: Please submit: (i) cover letter briefly describing your research experience, scientific interests and career goals, (ii) curriculum vitae, and (iii) three references to Jorge Henao-Mejia by email to jhena@mail.med.upenn.edu or visit www.henao-mejialab.com to submit an application.

Posted: June 26, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Innate Immunity, TLR Signaling, and Molecular Immunology
Institution: University of Connecticut Health Center
Location: Farmington, CT
PI: Andrei Medvedev, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available to work in the areas of innate immunity and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in Dr. Andrei Medvedev’s lab in the Department of Immunology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT. Research projects are focused on 1) regulation of TLR signaling during TLR tolerance, infection and autoimmunity 2) mechanisms by which polymorphisms in TLR2, TLR4 and IRAK kinases alter bacterial sensing and innate responses, and 3) development of peptide and small molecule mimics and antagonists for correction of misregulated TLR signaling in sepsis and autoimmunity. For more information, please see http://facultydirectory.uchc.edu/profile?profileId=Medvedev-andrei.

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in immunology, biochemistry, or related disciplines, be motivated and have independent thinking, strong organizational and communication skills. They should be proficient in cell culture, FACS, transient/stable transfection, luciferase reporter assays, immunoprecipitation and Western blotting, RT-qPCR, cloning and sequencing, in vitro kinase assays and other advanced techniques. Strong background un immunology and knowledge of animal work and handling/genotyping of transgenic and KO mice is required.

To apply: Please submit a CV, a short letter summarizing research interests, experience and goals, and the names and phone numbers/e-mail of at least three references to: Dr. Andrei Medvedev, Ph.D., Associate Professor, E-mail: Medvedev@uchc.edu.

Posted: June 23, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Allergy and Immunology
Institution: University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, CA
PI: Omid Akbari, Ph.D.

A Post-doctoral position is available in my laboratory to study the immune system of lungs with the focus on adaptive and innate immune system in the context of allergic disease and asthma. We are currently looking for a recent PhD graduate in the field of Allergy or Immunology. The priority will be given to applicants with an excellent background in immunology with at least one first author publication in Immunology related journals. We are seeking highly motivated and collaborative individuals capable of independent reasoning and excited about learning new technologies. The candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills and familiar with techniques such as multi color flow cytometry, cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, RT-PCR, animal handling and preferably able to measure airway hyperreactivity in animal models of asthma.

The lab is located in recently built Norris Research Tower and equipped with State-of-the-art equipments such as multi-color flow cytometry analyzer and sorter and confocal microscopy.

To apply: Please send a short statement of your research goals, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names and contact information of three references to:

Omid Akbari, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Immunology, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1450 Biggy St, NRT 5505, Los Angeles, California 90033-9605; email: akbari@usc.edu.

Posted: June 23, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Institute for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, University of Bordeaux
Location: Bordeaux, France
PI: Dr. Daniel Choquet

A post-doctoral position is available starting fall-winter 2014 at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience in the group “dynamic organization of synapses”, headed by Daniel Choquet and funded by grants from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Ministry of research (ANR) to work in an interdisciplinary environment on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of synapse physiology and plasticity, in particular combining electrophysiology and molecular tools on brain slices to study the role of AMPAR trafficking in synaptic function. (See Heine et al. Science 2008, Opazo et al, Neuron 2010, Nair et al. J. Neuro 2013).

Candidates less than four years after their PhD with excellent past-record of achievement in brain slice electrophysiology will have additional expertise in one of the following: cell biology or high resolution imaging.

For application, informal information or pre-application discussions may be conducted via e-mail. Application should include a letter of motivation, a CV and a short summary of your current researches and center of scientific interest.

More details in:
http://www.iins.u-bordeaux2.fr/research-teams/daniel-choquet-team and http://www.bic.u-bordeaux2.fr/

To apply: Please send CV and two letters of recommendation to: dchoquet@u-bordeaux2.fr - Daniel Choquet, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, IINS, CNRS UMR 5297, 146 rue Léo Saignat 33077 Bordeaux Cedex, France.

IINS, UMR 5297 CNRS-Université Bordeaux Segalen, Institut Interdisciplinaire de NeuroScience, BIC, UMS 3420, CNRS-US 004 INSERM-Université Bordeaux Segalen, Bordeaux Imaging Center, 146 rue Léo Saignat,
33077 Bordeaux Cédex; Tel 33 (0) 5 57 57 40 90; Fax 33 (0) 5 57 57 40 82; email: dchoquet@u-bordeaux2.fr.

IINS web site: http://www.iins.u-bordeaux2.fr/; Bordeaux Imaging Center: http://www.bic.u-bordeaux2.fr/.

Posted: June 23, 2014
Title: Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.

Discover the Difference.

Arthritis and Clinical Immunology - Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist - Systemic Auto-immunity

Seeking a highly motivated, self-starter, Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist with the ability to work with optimal resources and little direct supervision to address important questions of early events in systemic autoimmunity. Join my lab and explore how the autoimmune response in SLE and related disorders starts and progresses over time. The successful candidate will participate in one or more of the following aspects of our research: roles of autoantibodies in human SLE disease pathogenesis, changes in regulatory immune cell populations with disease onset, or mechanisms of lupus disease flare.

Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D. Previous experience in basic human immunology is required. Must have at least one first author publication. Good written skills necessary. Ability to communicate and write summaries of results required.

Previous post-doctoral experience preferred. Ideally would have at least two publications with one or more first author, peer-reviewed, English manuscripts in human immunology. Previous experience with flow cytometry and cellular immunology is preferred. Basic molecular biology experience is a plus.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of Best Places to Work for post-docs. Post-doctoral Fellows receive high quality mentoring in a uniquely collaborative team environment in addition to enrichment programs specifically designed to assist post-docs in achieving their career goals. Post-doctoral Fellows work in well funded state-of-the-art laboratories, and receive comprehensive employee benefits. Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the US based on its economic prosperity, solid job market, and housing cost.

To apply: Interested applicants: Please visit https://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51288/ to apply. Please include a CV and statement of research interests in your application.

For more information, please contact Samantha, Webb, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Arthritis and Clinical Immunology via e-mail at: Samantha-Webb@omrf.org.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)

Posted: June 23, 2014
Title: Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.

Discover the Difference.

Arthritis and Clinical Immunology - Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist - Vaccine Study

Seeking a highly motivated, self-starter, Senior Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist with the ability to work with optimal resources and little direct supervision to address important questions of vaccination response. Join my lab and explore how the protective immune responses to the anthrax or influenza vaccination is developed and maintained. The successful candidate will participate in one or more of the following aspects of our research: roles of avidity, specificity, and isotype of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies generated from anthrax vaccination in neutralization of toxin; demographic and serological markers of adverse reactions to vaccination; effects of self-reactive antibodies on protection from anthrax infections and other related experiments to determine protective mechanisms of human vaccination responses.

Previous post-doctoral experience preferred. Ideally would have at least two publications with one or more first author, peer-reviewed, English manuscripts in human immunology. Previous experience with flow cytometry and cellular immunology is preferred. Basic molecular biology experience is a plus.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of Best Places to Work for post-docs. Post-doctoral Fellows receive high quality mentoring in a uniquely collaborative team environment in addition to enrichment programs specifically designed to assist post-docs in achieving their career goals. Post-doctoral Fellows work in well funded state-of-the-art laboratories, and receive comprehensive employee benefits. Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the US based on its economic prosperity, solid job market, and housing cost.

To apply: Interested applicants: Please visit https://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51289/ to apply. Please include a CV and statement of research interests in your application.

For more information, please contact Samantha, Webb, Ph.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Arthritis and Clinical Immunology via e-mail at: Samantha-Webb@omrf.org.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)

Posted: June 23, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Patrick C. Wilson, Ph.D.

Exciting postdoctoral training opportunity studying B cell immune tolerance at the University of Chicago.

A postdoctoral training position newly funded by the NIH is available to pursue studies of B lymphocyte and antibody biology with an emphasis on immune tolerance. Working closely with clinical staff at the university hospitals, this position will be based on understanding the basis for autoantibody production in systemic autoimmune diseases in human subjects. Candidates should have prior laboratory experience in immunology or rheumatology, and a strong background in immunology, preferably related to B cells and/or antibodies. The successful candidate should have documented success in research including publications in international journals on relevant topics. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications. The University provides a generous package of fringe benefits.

To apply: Interested persons should send a CV, statement of research interests and the names of three references to: Patrick C. Wilson, Ph.D. e-mail: ahayes@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Posted: June 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Patrick C. Wilson, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available to pursue studies of B lymphocyte and antibody biology with an emphasis on influenza responses. Successful candidates for this training position should have prior laboratory experience in immunology, virology, or vaccinology and a strong background in immunology, preferably related to B cells and/or antibodies. Preference will be given to candidates with documented success in research including publications in international journals on relevant topics. This position is extramurally funded. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications. The University provides a generous package of fringe benefits. Candidates must be newly graduated or within 2 years of having graduated with their doctoral level degree.

Information about the laboratory can be found at http://biomedsciences.uchicago.edu/page/patrick-c-wilson-phd.

To apply: Interested persons should send a CV, statement of research interests and the names of three references to: Patrick C. Wilson, Ph.D., e-mail: ahayes@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Posted: June 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Loyola University Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Dr. Caroline Le Poole

At Loyola University Chicago’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, we are looking for a postdoc to be part of our Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program and spearhead a DoD supported research project to design and test immunotherapy for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. For this project we will vaccinate wildtype and Tsc2 heterozygote mice using gene gun vaccination and adoptive transfer of CAR transduced T cells. Required experience includes working with mice and molecular biology techniques. Immune monitoring of mouse and human tissues will be involved. A background in T cell biology and/or Tumor Immunology is a big plus.

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Caroline Le Poole at ilepool@luc.edu. The position will remain open until filled.

Posted: June 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position : role of dendritic cells in allergic asthma
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
PI: Jeoung-Sook Shin, Ph.D.

Sandler Asthma Basic Research Center, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Seeking a post-doctoral scholar with the strong interest in understanding the role of dendritic cells in allergic asthma. Candidates are expected to have multiple years of trainings in immunology, biochemistry, and cell biology. Please check our lab website at http://shinlab.ucsf.edu and http://sabre.ucsf.edu/index.html.

To apply: If interested, send a cv with a short description of research interest to Jeoung-Sook Shin, Ph.D., at jeoung-sook.shin@ucsf.edu.

Posted: June 18, 2014
Title: Immunology Postdoctoral Positions
Institution: University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine
Location: Birmingham, AL
PI: Hui Hu, Ph.D.

NEW postdoctoral positions are now open in the research group of Dr. Hui Hu. The research project aims to develop infectious disease and novel autoimmune disease models, and study the molecular mechanisms underlying several new pathways in CD8+ T cell effector and memory responses and CD4+ T follicular helper cell differentiation (Blood 115:510 (2010), Nat Immunol 12:544(2011), Nat Immunol (2014, in press)).

The postdoctoral candidate will have recently acquired a Ph.D. and/or M.D. preferably in immunology with technique expertise in flow cytometry and molecular biology. Strong background in transcriptional regulation and/or signaling pathways is desirable. Candidate should be self-motivated and career oriented.

To apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact information of three references to, Hui Hu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, UAB School of Medicine, E-mail: Immhulab@gmail.com.

http://www.uab.edu/medicine/microbiology/faculty/primary

As a Top 20 research university UAB has outstanding research facilities and infrastructure. The Department of Microbiology is one of the top NIH-funded departments of its kind in the USA http://www.microbio.uab.edu/.

Posted: June 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA), NIAID, NIH
Institution: Rocky Mountain Laboratories
Location: Hamilton, MT

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

With nationwide responsibility for improving health and well-being, the Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those of NIH’s research Institutes. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services, is recruiting for the following position: Postdoctoral intramural research training award (IRTA), Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), Hamilton, MT.

Postdoctoral IRTA position is available in the Virus Ecology Unit within the Laboratory of Virology at the RML campus of NIAID in Hamilton, MT. The laboratory studies the ecology of high- or maximum-containment RNA viruses, including coronaviruses, filoviruses, henipaviruses, and orthomyxoviruses.

The Virus Ecology Unit is interested in the identification and understanding of the biological drivers of zoonotic transmission for emerging viruses. Our laboratory utilizes a combined field ecological and an experimental laboratory approach to understand the emergence of novel viruses.

Field ecological research includes long-term study sites in the Republic of Congo under the NIH International Centers of Excellence in Research (ICER) program, in close collaboration with the National Public Health laboratory in Brazzaville and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Fundamental experimental approaches of the laboratory include molecular-, cellular-, and immunological-based techniques and animal models of pathogenesis and transmission. Studies are carried out in biosafety level (BSL)-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 laboratories. The successful applicant is expected to combine field and experimental research to study the underlying biotic or abiotic changes in virus-host ecology involved in virus emergence.

RML is located in the scenic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana with easy access to some of the best hiking, skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, and trout fishing in North America.

The Laboratory of Virology is located in the new Integrated Research Facility (IRF) on the RML campus. The IRF offers state-of-the-art BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 laboratories, as well as BSL-4 animal space. Additional BSL-2 and BSL-3 animal space and state-of-the-art genomics, flow cytometry, and microscopy facilities are available to researchers on the RML campus.

Read more about the Virus Ecology Unit in the NIAID Laboratory of Virology.

Requirements: Highly motivated candidates with a strong background in molecular biology, disease ecology, epidemiological modeling, and infectious disease animal modeling are encouraged to apply. Experience working in high biological containment laboratories (BSL-3 or BSL-4) and experience with infectious disease field research would be an advantage.

Well-developed oral and written communication skills are essential. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. in virology, molecular biology, or other appropriate discipline and have less than three years of postdoctoral experience. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or international citizens; for an IRTA, visa requirements apply. Trainee will receive a stipend (commensurate with his or her experience) and health insurance.

To apply: Send curriculum vitae, a letter expressing career goals and interests, list of publications, and three letters of reference with contact information no later than August 4, 2014, to Kay Menk, Laboratory Operations Specialist, Laboratory of Virology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH, 903 S 4th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840, 406-375-9624 (phone), 406-375-9620 (fax), or email menkk@niaid.nih.gov.

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Posted: June 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Molecular Cell Biology – Cancer Immunology; Position Code ASNS5414A
Institution: University of California, Merced
Location: Merced, CA
PI: Katrina Hoyer, PhD

The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

A postdoctoral position is available within the laboratory of Dr. Katrina Hoyer at the University of California, Merced to study immune regulation of B and T cell lymphomas. Research in Dr. Hoyer’s lab is focused on elucidating the immune abnormalities in inflammation, cancer and autoimmunity, with emphasis on factors that trigger and maintain disease.
The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Qualifications: A recent Ph.D., D.V.M. or M.D. in cancer biology, immunology, or related field is required. Prior experience in molecular biology, flow cytometry, sterile cell culture, mouse handling, cell isolation methods, regulatory T cell biology and function, and molecular and cellular immunology is desired. Applicants must be able to design and conduct experiments, prepare and present research findings at meetings and write scientific manuscripts.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with an outstanding publication record, excellent written and oral communication skills in English with the ability to work independently.

To apply: Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research outlining research experience and how it relates to this position 4) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Applications must be submitted online via this website: Apply Online.

For more infomation: Please contact Katrina Hoyer at khoyer2@ucmerced.edu;
http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/khoyer2/

Posted: June 10, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in B cell Mediated Antiviral Immunology
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA
PI: David Brooks, Ph.D.

A full-time postdoctoral position in viral immunology is available in the laboratory of Dr. David Brooks at the University of California, Los Angeles. The laboratory is focused on understanding the mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and immunity that lead to effective virus clearance versus persistence. The current postdoctoral position is to explore the mechanisms of B cell immunity following vaccination and during acute and persistent virus infections.

Candidates should have a background in B cell biology, with training in cellular immunology, flow cytometry techniques and experience with mouse handling a plus. Candidates must be highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and have the desire to work in a dynamic group. Excellent salary and benefits will be provided.

To qualify, the candidate must have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree and MUST have at least one first-authored publication in an immunology journal.

To apply: Applicants should respond by email with a brief one page description of research interests and curriculum vitae to:

David Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; dbrooks@microbio.ucla.edu; http://faculty.uclaaccess.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=596461

Keywords: Postdoc, immunology, virology, B cells, vaccine, cell biology, immune regulation

Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Immunologist
Institution: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Division of Intramural Research, NIAID, NIH
Location: Bethesda, MD

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with less than two years of postdoctoral experience (since degree confirmation) to work on projects related to the mechanisms of chronic inflammation and fibrosis in the intestine. The Immunopathogenesis Section has a long-standing history of studying the mechanisms of fibrosis in a variety of chronic diseases.

Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in immunology, pathobiology, or infectious diseases; a strong track record of high-quality biomedical research; and an excellent publication record. We are particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in mouse models of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The successful applicant will have ample opportunity to develop new skills and will work in a world-class scientific environment with full access to cutting-edge tools and technologies. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed biologist to make an important contribution to defining the mechanisms of fibrosis in IBD and other chronic inflammatory diseases while working in a lab with a track record of success.

To apply: Please send us the following at twynn@niaid.nih.gov:

• A full CV with a publication list
• Cover letter including the names and contact details of two to three references
• PDF copies of two of your most recent publications

Application Deadline: August 1, 2014

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Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow: Macrophage Regulation of Tissue Regeneration, Wound Healing, and Fibrosis
Institution: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Division of Intramural Research, NIAID, NIH
Location: Bethesda, MC

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with two years of postdoctoral experience or less to work on projects related to the mechanisms of chronic inflammation, wound repair, tissue regeneration, and fibrosis. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in immunology, pathology, infection biology, or related field by fall 2014; a strong track record of high-quality biomedical research; and an excellent publication record. We are particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in mouse modeling of disease and experience or strong interest in macrophage biology. The successful applicant will have ample opportunity to develop new skills and will work in a world-class scientific environment with full access to cutting edge tools and technologies. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed biologist to make an important contribution to defining the regulatory role of macrophages in chronic inflammation, fibrosis, and tissue regeneration while working in a lab with a track record of success.

To apply: Please send us the following at twynn@niaid.nih.gov:

• A full CV with a publication list
• Short cover letter including the names and contact details of two to three references
• PDF copies of two of your most recent publications

Application Deadline: September 1, 2014

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Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Nicola M. Heller, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Immunology focused on IL-4/IL-13 signaling and the role of the alternatively activated macrophage in asthma and allergic inflammation in the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine (http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/anesthesiology/). Involves molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, mouse models, cultured cell lines and human patient samples in studies of signal transduction, immunology, and inflammation. Must be a recent Ph.D. with excellent in vitro cellular, molecular biology, biochemistry experience (signaling/Western, siRNA, viral overexpression) and multi-color FACS experience in immunology. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to conduct research independently, with demonstrated motivation and productivity.

To apply: Send introductory letter including research interests/goals, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of reference to nheller@jhmi.edu or to:

Nicola M. Heller, Ph.D., Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 720 Rutland Avenue, Ross Building 367, Baltimore, Maryland 21205; (410) 955-1743 (tel); (410) 614-0083 (fax).

Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position – Autoimmunity
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Houston, TX
PI: Maria Bettini, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral position is available starting August 1st, in the Department of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX. Projects focus on T cell development and function in autoimmunity, with focus on Type 1 Diabetes. We are utilizing TCR retrogenic technology, genetically modified mouse models, and human samples to study how T cell receptor dictates autoreactive T cell selection and pathogenicity. The candidate hired for the position will become a part of a young and dynamic laboratory with access to cutting edge technology. The candidate will utilize molecular, genetic, and cellular approaches (retroviral vector construction, gene isolation, TCR sequencing, multi-color flow cytometry, microscopy) and animal models of Type 1 Diabetes. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in immunology or a relevant field, received no more than 2 years ago, and demonstrate relevant research experience. Experience in flow cytometry and immunological mouse models or extensive experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics is preferred.

To apply: To apply: Interested candidates should submit their CV, names of three references, and cover letter summarizing current and future research interests and career goals by email to Maria Bettini, Ph.D. at maria.bettini@bcm.edu.

Lab website: bettini-lab.org

Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Positions
Institution: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, OH
PI: Stephen Waggoner, Ph.D.

The Waggoner laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is actively seeking enthusiastic postdoctoral fellows capable of conducting cutting-edge research through a multi-disciplinary approach that has the potential to transform vaccine design. Based on our finding that mouse natural killer (NK) cell repress the development of humoral immunity, we have been awarded a National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA) avant-garde award for HIV/AIDS research. We plan to interrogate this novel immunoregulatory function of NK cells in mouse, humanized mouse, human, and non-human primate model systems. Our aim to characterize the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in this process, which should lead to innovative approaches to circumvent NK cell-mediated immune suppression and enhance immune responses against an HIV vaccine. We are seeking highly motivated and creative candidates with a recent Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, or other related disciplines, preferably with experience in human cell culture or using murine models. Experience in HIV-relevant systems would be a bonus.

LAB: http://www.cchmc.org/research/divisions/r/rheumatology/labs/waggoner/default/

AWARD: http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2014/05/2014-avant-garde-awards-focus-strengthening-immune-system

To apply: Interested candidates should submit their CV, the names of three references, and a cover letter summarizing current and future research interests by email to Stephen Waggoner, Ph.D.

Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: One-year ORISE fellowship position in newborn immunity
Institution: FDA/CBER, Division of Bacterial Parasitic and Allergenic Products
Location: Bethesda, MD
PI: Mustafa Akkoyunlu, MD, PhD

A one-year ORISE fellowship position is available to study the newborn mice macrophage phenotype and its role in response to vaccines. The project will involve the cellular and molecular characterization of innate cells and lymphocytes during vaccine response. Experience in flow cytometry, cell culture, molecular biology and the use of mouse in immunological research is essential. FDA/CBER is currently located at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland but soon will be relocated to the new White Oak campus in Maryland. Candidates who hold a PhD or MD degree and can start as soon as possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply: please submit, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of references, along with a cover letter describing carrier goals to Mustafa.Akkoyunlu@fda.hhs.gov.

Contact person: Mustafa Akkoyunlu, MD, PhD, FDA/CBER, Division of Bacterial Parasitic and Allergenic Products, Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides, Building 29, Room 516-B, 29 Lincoln Drive, HFM-428, Bethesda, MD 20892; Telephone: 301-402-7198; Email: Mustafa.Akkoyunlu@fda.hhs.gov.

http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/ScienceResearch/BiologicsResearchAreas/ucm127268.htm

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral position in tumor cell biology
Institution:M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston, TX
PI: Navin Varadarajan

Postdoctoral position to investigate immunotherapies in collaboration with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, funded by the CPRIT. The candidate needs to have prior documented experience in working with tumor models in mice. The successful candidate will work on a multi-disciplinary team involving engineers, biologists and clinicians. The candidate will be expected to achieve results and publish papers in research journals. Presentation at national meetings and career-development will be encouraged. Strong communication skills (written/verbal) in English is required. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity employer and women/underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Education/Experience: A Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree in the field of cancer biology with documented experience working with mouse models.

Timing: Immediate

To apply: Please send CV and list of three references via email to nvaradarajan@uh.edu.

Navin Varadarajan, Asst Professor, University of Houston, Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engg, S222 Engineering Bldg 1, Rm S228, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston TX 77204

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Swapan Nath, Ph.D.

Discover the Difference.

We are currently accepting applications for positions at the level of post doctoral fellow to join our research team. We are funded for projects in genetic epidemiology of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Ongoing projects include family studies (both genome-wide linkage and association), population-based case-control association (genome-wide as well as candidate gene) studies using high density SNP Arrays (Affymetrix and Illumina), and admixture mapping using high density Ancestry Informative Marker (AIM) panel. We offer an excellent team-oriented research environment and opportunities for career advancement. Our team has a high throughput molecular laboratory and a strong array of analytical computing resources.

OMRF (omrf.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute located adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC faculty and participate in OUHSC graduate programs. OMRF ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of "Best Places to Work for Postdoctoral Fellows."

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D.
A candidate should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or related fields. Knowledge of statistical genetic methods for gene-mapping for complex traits, and computer programming skills (e.g. familiarity with UNIX-like OS, and at least one programming language) are required.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful applicant is expected to have a strong interest in genetic epidemiology of complex traits and will have experience in both the application/implementation of established methods for genetic linkage and association studies, and in methods development. Experience in genomics, cloning and functional characterization of genes will get preference.

To apply: Please send a curriculum vitae and summary of research interests to: Swapan K. Nath, Ph.D., Member, Arthritis and Immunology Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Ph: 405-271-7765; Fax: 405-271-4110; Email: Swapan-Nath@omrf.org, CC: Postdoc-Recruiting@omrf.org. Please indicate “AAI-Postdoctoral” in your subject heading.

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Location: Milwaukee, WI
PI: Dr. Li Wang

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in Dr. Li Wang’s well-funded laboratory to study the immune-regulatory role of a novel checkpoint ligand VISTA, which stands for V domain Immunoglobulin Suppressor of T cell Activation.

References:

1. Wang. L., , Rubinstein R, Lines LJ, Wasiuk A, Ahonen C, Guo YX, Lu LF, Gondek D , Wang Y, Fava RA, Fiser A, Almo S and Randolph J. Noelle. (2011) ¬¬¬VISTA, a novel Ig-superfamily ligand that negatively regulates T cell responses, J Exp Med. 208(3):577-92. PMC3058578

2. Isabelle LeMercier, Wenna Chen, Janet L. Lines, Maria Day, Jiannan Li, Petra Sergent, Randolph J. Noelle, Li Wang *, (2014) VISTA regulates the development of protective anti-tumor immunity. Cancer Research , 74: 1933-1944. * Corresponding author.

3. J. Louise Lines, Eirini Pantazi, Justin Mak, LorenzoF.Sempere, Li Wang, Samuel O’Connell, Sabrina Ceeraz, Arief A. Suriawinata, Shaofeng Yan, Marc S .Ernstoff, Randolph Noelle, (2014) VISTA is an immune checkpoint regulatory molecule for human T cells. Cancer Research , 74: 1924-1932.

Dr. Li Wang’s laboratory is associated with the department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and the Hematologic Malignancy and Transplantation (HMT) Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (http://www.mcw.edu/portal/research/overview.htm).

Candidate will work with mouse tumor models and other immune models that examine the critical functions of VISTA in regulating both innate and adaptive immune responses during cancer development, and to uncover the link between immune checkpoint regulators (i.e. VISTA and others), inflammation, and tumor immunity. A successful candidate will have recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology or any relevant branch of biological sciences. Preference will be given to individuals with research interest and experience in immune regulations, particularly in T cell receptor signaling pathways, TLR/NLR signaling pathways, myelopoiesis and hematopoietic stem cell biology. Working with mouse models, flow cytometry and sorting, familiarity with assays of immune cell function is advantage. Good written and verbal communication skills are highly appreciated.

To apply: Please submit your CV, a brief statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation via email to: Dr. Li Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 53226. WI. Phone: (414) 955-7489 Email: lilywang@mcw.edu.

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Sonia Franco, MD, PhD

A two-year position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the laboratory of Sonia Franco at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, USA. The laboratory studies the role of the ATM protein in DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair. Mutations in ATM cause the disease Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) and the laboratory works closely with the Johns Hopkins A-T Clinic to understand this disease and improve its treatment. The project involves the generation of autologous induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from A-T cells, either uncorrected or after gene mutation correction using TALENs/CRISPR-based approaches. The goals of the project are: 1) to develop iPSC-based regenerative therapies for A-T patients; 2) to use iPSCs to better understand how ATM links DNA repair and metabolic pathways in human stem cells. The candidate must hold a PhD degree and demonstrate strong interest and experience in the stem cell field. Candidates with at least one publication in the stem cell field are encouraged to apply.

Contact Person: Sonia Franco, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dpt. of Radiation Oncology, Division of Molecular, adiation Sciences, 1550 Orleans Street, CRB II Room 405, Baltimore MD 21202; Ph: 410-614-9224; Fax: 410-502-2821; email: sfranco2@jhmi.edu.

To apply: Please contact the investigator directly via email, sfranco2@jhmi.edu.

Division website: http://mrs.radonc.jhmi.edu.

Application Time Table: The position is available on July 1, 2014.

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position: Regulation of T cell exhaustion
Institution: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, MA
PI: W. Nicholas Haining

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on projects studying the transcriptional regulation and epigenetics of T cell exhaustion. The Haining lab is based at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and affiliated with the Broad Institute, and combines molecular immunology with systems biology to map the regulatory circuits that specify T cell fate and function.

Candidates should possess a PhD in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or Systems Biology; have a strong track record of high quality biomedical research; and an excellent publication record. We are particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in ChIP-seq, RNAi screening and next-generation sequencing. Experience with initial computational analysis of large datasets is advantageous but not essential.

The successful applicant will have ample opportunities to develop new skills, and will work in a world-class scientific environment with full access to cutting edge tools and technologies. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed biologist to make an important contribution to defining the mechanisms of T cell dysfunction in cancer and chronic infection while working in a lab with a track record of success.

To apply:please send us the following at haininglab@gmail.com:

• A full CV with a publication list
• Cover letter including the names and contact details of 2-3 references
• PDF copies of 2 of your most recent publications

For more information, visit http://haining.dfci.harvard.edu/join-us/.

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institution: Center for Lung Biology, University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Anne Manicone, MD

A post-doctoral research position is available at the Center for Lung Biology within the University of Washington. Our lab investigates macrophage phenotypes and regulatory pathways of macrophage activation in pulmonary diseases. Studies will include murine models of lung disease to identify novel therapeutic targets to modulate lung inflammation and its resolution. The project requires expertise in Immunology and experience with animal models. The candidate must be highly self-motivated, have excellent organizational and communication skills. A successful candidate holds a Ph.D. and has prior experiences in Immunology. The position is for 1 year with annual renewal contingent on performance and US employment eligibility. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Manicone@uw.edu.

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral position in cell and extracellular matrix biology
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Prof. Shukti Chakravarti

NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately for 4 years to investigate interactions of lumican, and other extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins with toll-like receptors and integrins in monocyte and neutrophil migration, phagocytosis and innate immune response. The candidate must be highly motivated, within 2 years of completion of a PhD in the areas of cell biology, immunology or biochemistry.

To apply: Please submit a brief statement of past research accomplishments and future goals along with your CV and names of two references to Professer Shukti Chakravarti, Department of Medicine, Cell Biology and Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Email schakra1@jhmi.edu; http://www.jhu.edu/~schakravarti/

Posted: May 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
PI: Hassane M. Zarour

Postdoctoral Positions are available for highly motivated candidates with a background in cellular and molecular immunology. Projects will focus on human cancer immunology and in particular on the mechanisms of tumor-induced T cell dysfunction. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and demonstrated relevant research experience and publication record. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are essential.

To apply: Please send curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating research interests and career goals, and names and contact information of three references to: Hassane M. Zarour, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
E-mail: zarourhm@upmc.edu.

Posted: May 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Department of PediatricsSteele Children’s Research Center, University of Arizona
Location: Tucson AZ
PI: Pawel R. Kiela, DVM, PhD;
Fayez K. Ghishan, MD

Post-doctoral positions are available in the NIH-funded Kiela-Ghishan laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics, Steele Children’s Research Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. We are using murine models to examine the cellular and molecular interactions by which mucosal dendritic cells direct adaptive immune responses in murine models of autoimmune diseases, with a particular emphasis on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). We also investigate the inter-relationship between intestinal inflammation, epithelial ion transport, and microbial dysbiosis.
The candidate hired for the position will use an array of cellular and molecular approaches (ELISA/xMAP, cell isolation, flow cytometry, histology, cell culture, microarray and transcriptome analysis, qPCR, next-generation sequencing, as well as, animal models of autoimmunity, especially IBD). The candidate will also be expected to formulate, execute, and communicate research projects.

We are looking for highly motivated and creative candidates with a recent Ph.D. in immunobiology and experience with murine models. Training in multi-color flow cytometry, magnetic and flow cell sorting, fluorescent imaging, and/or cellular immunology is preferred.

For more information about our work, please see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=KIELA+OR+GHISHAN.

Requirements include a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. in Immunology or other cell biology- related fields (preferably including immunology training). Ph.D.s graduated within two years are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should be highly motivated with an outstanding publication record (at least one first-author research paper published in peer-reviewed international journal) and with high work ethics. Candidates are required to have a strong research background in cellular immunology, biochemistry, and mouse models of autoimmunity, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit their CV, the names of three references, and a cover letter summarizing current and future research interests by email to Pawel R. Kiela, Ph.D. at pkiela@peds.arizona.edu.

Web address of Department or Division: http://www.peds.arizona.edu; http://www.steelecenter.arizona.edu/about/about.asp

Posted: May 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute
Location: Cleveland, OH
PI: Dr. Qing Yi

A busy, well-funded research laboratory in the Department of Cancer Biology at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic (http://www.lerner.ccf.org/cancerbio/) is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, research-oriented individual at the postdoctoral level to join a team of scientists dedicated to conducting research on tumor immunology and immunotherapy.

Required Experience:
• Immunology
• In vivo mouse systems

Desired:
• Tumor immunology
• Responsible, hard-working, and to work independently

A medical degree and/or a Ph.D. degree is required.

To apply: Please send CV and contact information for 3 references to: Qing Yi, MD, PhD, Chairman, Department of Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute. Cleveland, OH 44195; E-mail: yiq@ccf.org.

Posted: May 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Reserach Fellow
Institution: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, NY
PI: Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.

Positions are available immediately for outstanding candidates in the broad area of cell biology and immunology. Our NIH-funded projects study dynamic T cell migrations during immune reactions in live cells or animals using state-of-the-art optic microscopy systems including multiphoton intravital microscopy. Applicants should have strong practical knowledge of T cell biology and mouse disease models. Candidates with prior experience in transgenic- or knock-out/knock-in mouse models or mouse lymphoid organs are especially encouraged to apply. A highly competitive salary and benefits package are offered. Good command of English is required.

To apply: send a letter of application, CV and the names of three references to:

Minsoo Kim, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, David H. Smith Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology, Aab Institute for Biomedical Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 609, Rochester, NY 14642, Phone: 585 276 3917, FAX: 585 273 2452; email: Minsoo_Kim@urmc.rochester.edu; http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/Kim-Lab/

Posted: May 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship: Pathogenesis and Immunity of Human Fungal Infections
Institution:Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, DHHS
Location: Bethesda, MD
PI: Peter R. Williamson, M.D./Ph.D.

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available to study immunological mechanisms related to the pathogenesis of fungal infections in human patients and using animal modeling. A particular focus of the position is the description of the role of a new TOR-dependent regulator of autophagy involved in microbial phagocytosis and inflammasome modulation. The laboratory research program is integrated within an active and diverse intramural and extramural clinical program where we characterize patients with disseminated fungal infections. The goal of the fellowship is to develop an independent, funded program for the graduating postdoctorate fellow, and the program contains elements leading to robust preliminary data as well as experience in grant writing and career development

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related area (immunology or fungal pathogenesis/molecular biology) and/or an M.D. or equivalent, awarded within the last five years. The applicant must also have a strong record that shows expertise and productivity related to the research focus of the laboratory.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to: Peter R. Williamson, M.D./Ph.D., Chief, Translational Mycology Unit, Building 10, Room 11N222, MSC 1888, 10 Center Drive, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892-1868; williamsonpr@mail.nih.gov.

For more information, visit the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Posted: May 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, DHHS
Location: Bethesda, MD
PI: Jeffrey Cohen, M.D.

The Medical Virology Section of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH, is recruiting a postdoctoral position to identity cellular genes important for control of human herpesvirus infections. The successful candidate will perform genetic testing to identify and characterize new cellular genes important for controlling virus infections.

Candidates must have an M.D. or Ph.D., less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience, and experience in immunology.

For further information, visit the Medical Virology Section's website.

To apply: Email a CV and cover letter with a brief description of research experience and interests to Jeffrey Cohen, M.D., jcohen@niaid.nih.gov.

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Posted: May 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions: Immunology
Institution: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, MA
PI: Joonsoo Kang, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral positions starting in June 2014 for studies of the molecular mechanism of innate lymphoid cell and innate T cell development and function, gene regulatory networks underpinning the hematopoietic system (ImmGen.org), or self-destructive T cell trafficking to tissues in organ-specific autoimmunity.

Applicants must have a record of accomplishment in immunology or developmental biology with technical fluency in molecular biology, animal model generation and analysis, gene expression analysis/bioinformatics and/or intravital imaging.

To apply: Send a letter of interest and CV to: Joonsoo Kang, Ph. D., Dept. of Pathology, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, 368 Plantation St, Worcester, MA 01655. E-mail (preferred): joonsoo.kang@ umassmed.edu.

For more details, please visit: http://profiles.umassmed.edu/profiles/ProfileDetails.aspx?From=SE&Person=680.

Posted: May 9, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Washington University in St.Louis
Location: St. Louis, MO
PI: Dr. Shabaana Khader

A challenging POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is available to work in the lab of Dr. Shabaana Khader, Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University in St.Louis, to study the role of IL-17 following infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (http://khaderlab.wustl.edu).

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Immunology/Molecular Biology, peer-reviewed publications, be highly motivated and be fluent in English and must have received his/her Ph.D degree in the past year. Prior experience with flow cytometry, immunofluorescence staining, confocal microscopy, molecular cloning, cell culture, standard microbiological techniques and animal handling skills are required. BSL-3 training is desirable but not required.

To apply: Please send curriculum vitae, a brief research statement, and the names of three references via e-mail to Khader@borcim.wustl.edu.

Posted: May 9, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Sex-biased Autoimmunity and Microbiome
Institution: University of Missouri
Location: Columbia, MO
PI: Dr. Susan C. McKarns

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the differentiation and function of CD4 T lymphocytes and their role in autoimmunity. Our NIH funded research aims to elucidate the role of regulatory cells and microbiome in our novel model of sex-biased spontaneous autoimmunity.

The applicant must have recently completed a PhD or equivalent in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have in-depth expertise in flow cytometry, tissue culture, molecular biology, mouse handling, and an interest in cytokine signaling and epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation.

The successful candidate will be joining a young, dynamic environment within the Center for Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

To apply: Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, CV, summary of previous research experience, and three letters of references.

Susan C. McKarns, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of TGF-β Biology, Epigenetics, and Cytokine Regulation (LTEC), Center for Cellular & Molecular Immunology, Hugh E. Stephenson Jr. Department of Surgery and Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, M616 Medical Sciences Bldg., One Hospital Dr., Columbia, MO 65212; Office: 573-884-1722; Lab: 573-884-1651; Fax: 573-882-4287; mckarnss@health.missouri.edu.

Posted: May 9, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions
Institution: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, OH
PI: Stephen Waggoner, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral positions are available in the Waggoner laboratory in the Division of Rheumatology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. We are using murine models to examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of natural killer (NK) cell mediated regulation of adaptive immune responses during infection and immunization. In parallel, we use human cell culture models and humanized mice to explore the translational potential of our findings in conventional mice. Our ultimate goal is the development of new vaccine regimes and novel therapies for the prevention or treatment of diseases associated with infection, including autoimmunity. We are part of a multi-disciplinary team examining the roles of microbes, genetics, and immunity in the etiology of autoimmune disease. Our work is supported by collaboration with the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology, as well as by ready access to outstanding institutional core facilities.

For more information about our work please see:
http://www.cchmc.org/bio/w/stephen-waggoner/
http://www.cchmc.org/research/divisions/r/rheumatology/labs/waggoner/default/

We are looking for highly motivated and creative candidates with a recent Ph.D. in immunology or other disciplines, preferably with experience in human cell culture or using murine models.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit their CV, the names of three references, and a cover letter summarizing current and future research interests by email to Stephen Waggoner, Ph.D. at Stephen.Waggoner@cchmc.org.

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Posted: May 8, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Allergy and Clinical Immunology Institution, McMaster University
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
PI:Dr. Mark Larché

We are seeking creative and highly motivated individuals to join Dr. Mark Larché’s laboratory in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University, Hamilton, CANADA.

Successful candidates will work as part of a team (led by Dr. Elena Tonti) on a project aimed at developing and characterizing peptide immunotherapy for immunological diseases.

Through cellular, proteomic and genomic approaches, the project seeks to improve the understanding of the mechanisms of action of peptide immunotherapy in the context of allergy, thus providing new leads and applications for therapeutic intervention. The 3-year project is funded by Adiga Life Sciences, Inc., a joint venture between McMaster University and Circassia Pharmaceuticals PLC, a UK-based biopharmaceutical company leader in allergy peptide immunotherapies. This opportunity will provide the candidate with invaluable experience of working with an industrial partner in an academic environment.

Requirements: Qualified candidates should have:

• M.D., D.V.M. or Ph.D. in immunology, cell biology or molecular biology.
• A strong background in immunology, with emphasis on allergy and immune tolerance, but other areas of expertise will be considered.
• Demonstrated expertise in flow cytometry and cellular immunology techniques. Bioinformatic and genomic experience is desirable.
• Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
• GLP and GCP knowledge as an asset.

The appointment is for up to 3 years. Salary will be based on qualifications and previous experience. Please do not reply if all the above criteria are not met.

To apply: Candidates should send a CV, a listing of professional references and a cover
letter describing their research experience, career goals and research interests.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Contact Person: Elena Tonti, Ph.D.: tonti@mcmaster.ca.

Posted: May 8, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Institution: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Location: Tampa, FL
PI: Dr. Amer Beg

The Immunology Program at the NCI-designated H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida (USA) welcomes applications for an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in the general area of tumor immunology. Specific area of emphasis is the discovery and development of novel approaches to enhance anti-tumor immunotherapy response, including identification of promising agents using high-throughput approaches. Moffitt Cancer Center has state-of-the-art core facilities for cell therapy and immunotherapeutics, flow cytometry, high-throughput screening and gene expression profiling.

Preference will be given to those who have recently graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Immunology or related field. Candidates must demonstrate a genuine interest in mechanisms regulating anti-immunity and discovery of novel approaches for translational research. Individuals with experience in T cell biology and familiarity with immunobiology assays and mouse models will be preferred.

To apply: Candidates should apply online at www.moffitt.org/careers (REQ# 12962) and include a cover letter briefly summarizing research interests and career goals, CV, and contact information for three academic references.

This position is supported by a federal NIH T32 grant that requires the successful candidate to be a US citizen or a green card holder.

Posted: May 8, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher – Immunology in Cancer & Infection
Institution: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location: Herston, Queensland, Australia
PI: Dr. Mark Smyth

The Immunology in Cancer and Infection group headed by Professor Mark Smyth is well established in the field of cancer immunotherapy and recently relocated to excellent new facilities at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

The group is looking to expand their seniority and expertise in immunology and is seeking applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the team. This position will present opportunities to work in myeloma and AML research and likely interactions with the pharmaceutical industry.

To be successful you will be in a position to take up the role by June 2014 and possess a PhD with a background in immunology, preferably NK cell biology, or cancer research/therapeutics. It is expected that you will be independent and have a good publication record relative to opportunity and skills in animal experimentation and flow cytometry. Experience supervising staff and postgraduate students is essential to the position.

Salary: An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate commensurate with skills and experience. This is a full-time appointment for 2 years.

To apply: Submit an online application at http://www.qimr.edu.au/page/Careers/Positions_vacant/.

Further Information: Contact Professor Mark Smyth on (07) 3845 3957 or mark.smyth@qimr.edu.au.

Closing Date: Midnight AEST 1 May 2014

Posted: May 1, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
Institution: Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
Location: Nashville, TN
PI: Dr. Anil Shanker

The candidate will have a choice to contribute to the basic science and translational projects currently undertaken in the Shanker Laboratory. Our pioneering work with solid tumor models demonstrated that activated CD8 T cells provide a necessary “help” to dormant NK cells in eliciting their antitumor function (J Immunol, 2007; Immunology, 2010). This lymphocyte cooperativity leads to complete rejection of tumor cells, including antigen-deficient tumor escape variants. Indeed, molecular signatures mostly associated with NK cells are predictive of relapse-free survival in breast cancer patients (J Transl Med, 2013). In a molecular targeting approach, we observed that the proteasome inhibitor, bortezomib, administered in solid tumors, provide host survival benefit by amplifying tumor cell caspase-8 activation (JNCI, 2008). Moreover, in collaboration with Drs. David Carbone and Mikhail Dikov, we demonstrated that Notch activation by Delta-like Notch ligand DLL1 cluster enhanced anti-tumor T cell function and memory in lung cancer models, thus overcoming tumor-associated immunosuppression (Cancer Res, 2011).

Our current projects focus on dissecting mechanisms of functional cross-talk between T lymphocytes and NK cells, including the role of mitochondrial activity in the remodeling of their activation and memory differentiation programs. We are also investigating immunomodulatory functions of bortezomib, particularly in the restoration of immune Notch, in adoptive T cell/NK cell transfer settings. These studies are aimed at designing novel combinatorial immune strategies that could break tumor resistance, resuscitate immune surveillance and sustain robust antitumor activity.

The incumbent will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities at Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, TN. He/she will also have opportunities to contribute to the training of graduate students. Strong mentoring will be provided to compete for the available career development awards and transition into an independent career.

A PhD, MD or equivalent doctoral degree with a minimum of three years of experience in immunology with expertise in standard analytical tools of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology and in vivo mouse protocols. The ideal candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills.

Experience with humanized mice, cellular imaging and the use of bioinformatic tools is desirable. Candidates keen to work at the interface of neuroscience and immunology are also encouraged to apply.

To apply: Send a single pdf containing (1) a letter of intent/motivation, (2) CV, (3) a statement of research interests and (4) contact details of three references to Dr. Anil Shanker: ashanker@mmc.edu.

Meharry offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision reimbursement, 403(B) retirement plan, credit union, and Employee Assistance Program. Nashville has a vibrant city culture that revolves around its large academic community with a relatively low cost of living.

Posted: May 1, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock, TX
PI: Peter Keyel, PhD

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Peter A Keyel, PhD in the Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University starting 1 Sept 2014. The Keyel lab focuses on understanding how pathology arises from cellular interactions with pore-forming toxins. Specifically, we use primary murine macrophages to dissect the mechanisms of membrane repair and inflammasome activation following toxin challenge and to understand the interplay between these two processes in health and in disease.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in immunology, cell biology or related field and experience with mammalian tissue culture techniques and other standard laboratory techniques. Candidates should be highly motivated, able to work independently or as part of a team, have good communication skills, and proficiency with basic computer skills. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in mouse work, cellular and molecular immunology, microscopy, molecular biology and/or membrane trafficking.

To apply: Interested candidates should email their CV, a brief statement of research experience and interest, and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Peter Keyel by email at peter.keyel@ttu.edu.

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Posted: May 1, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Institution: University of Toronto
Location: Toronto, Canada
PI: Tania Watts

A post-doctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Tania Watts to work on a project involving delineating the antigen presenting cells that provide TNF family ligands to T cells to control viral infection. You will also have the opportunity to work on additional collaborative projects on immunophenotyping to investigate biomarkers of human disease. You are a recent Ph.D. with a background in cellular and molecular immunology, including expertise in animal models and flow cytometry; additional expertise in human immunology would be an asset.

To apply: Please apply via email to tania.watts@utoronto.ca. Application should include a letter of interest, CV
including publications and names of 3 references.

Contact: Tania Watts, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Dept. of Immunology, 1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1A8; tania.watts@utoronto.ca; http://www.immunology.utoronto.ca/faculty/directory/watts.htm

Applications will be accepted until filled. Start date: On or after July 1, 2014.

Posted: May 1, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
PI: Dr. Toni Darville

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Chlamydia Laboratory in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The chlamydia lab, under the direction of Dr. Toni Darville, is focused on determining immune signaling pathways active in development of genital tract disease due to Chlamydia trachomatis and determination of chlamydial antigen-specific T cell responses that lead to protection from infection and disease. In vitro, murine model, and human studies are being performed with the ultimate goal to improve the sexual health of persons worldwide. Genetic and transcriptional microarray studies are being performed to explore pathogenic mechanisms and determine biomarkers of pelvic inflammatory disease due to Chlamydia as well as other sexually transmitted pathogens.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

- A PhD in Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related discipline with a strong background in the activation of either innate or adaptive immunity or its modulation.
- Proficient in isolation of cell subsets and sterile tissue culture techniques of primary cells.
- Proficient in mouse modeling including generation of bone marrow chimeric mice, adoptive transfer studies and studies in transgenic mouse models.
- Expertise in immunological techniques including multi-color flow cytometry, ELISPOT, multiplex bead array assays; and molecular biology/cellular techniques including PCR, and transfection, and immunofluorescence microscopy.
- Highly motivated trouble-shooter and eager learner of new techniques.
- Capable of handling rodents and colony management.
- Skillful in leveraging independent as well as team work, being an enthusiastic teacher, and with a strong determination in pursuing an academic career.
- Excellent communicator, able to speak fluent English with great writing abilities.

To apply: Interested candidates should email their CV and a list of three references to Dr. Toni Darville at lad@email.unc.edu or Melanie Roush at Melanie.Roush@unchealth.unc.edu.

Posted: May 1, 2014
Title: Immunology Post-doctoral Position
Institution: Wistar Institute
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI:Dr. Hui Hu

A NEW POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is now open in the research group of Dr. Hui Hu. The research project aims to develop infectious disease and novel autoimmune disease models, and study the molecular mechanisms underlying several new pathways in CD8+ T cell effector and memory responses and CD4+ T follicular helper cell differentiation (Blood 115:510 (2010), Nat Immunol 12:544 (2011), Nat Immunol (2014, in press)).

The postdoctoral candidate will have recently acquired a Ph.D. and/or M.D. preferably in immunology with technique expertise in flow cytometry and molecular biology. Strong background in transcriptional regulation and/or signaling pathways is desirable. Candidate should be self-motivated and career oriented.

To apply: please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact information of three references to, Hui Hu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, E-mail: Immhulab@gmail.com.

http://www.wistar.org/our-science/scientists/hui-hu-phd
http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g5455356/p8183878
http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g2000341/p8183878

For more information about The Wistar Institute visit our website at www.wistar.org.
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The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research, dedicated to discovering the causes and cures for major diseases and the development of vaccines. Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, the Wistar Institute has a highly collaborative research environment. Wistar also enjoys a close working relationship with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and many other medical research organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. Founded in 1892 as the first nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, The Wistar Institute maintains its status as an independent research center and has long held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute.

Posted: May 1, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
PI: Jay A. Levy, M.D.

Post-doctoral positions are available for candidates who have had research experience in virology, molecular biology, or immunology and have obtained a Ph.D. and/or M.D. The research undertaken involves studies of HIV infection, innate immunity, stem cell biology, and vaccine development. Candidate will get experience in many phases of HIV pathogenesis. The position is in the Laboratory for Tumor and AIDS Virus Research at the University of California, San Francisco (http://labs.medicine.ucsf.edu/levylab/.

To apply: Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Jay A. Levy, M.D. University of California San Francisco, 513 Parnassus, Box 1270, San Francisco, CA 94143-1270; email: levy.lab@ucsf.edu.

Posted: May 1, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position - Center for Immunology
Institution: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, MN
PI: Brian T. Fife, Ph.D.

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Brian Fife is available in the area of immunology, specializing in immune tolerance, biological imaging, and autoimmune diabetes. Current research focus of the lab is directed toward the use of inhibitory receptors for tolerance and novel models of in vivo biological imaging using two photon microscopy in diabetes. Relevant references for this project include: Nat Immunol. 2009 Nov;10(11):1185, J Immunol. 2013 Nov 15;191(10):4913-7.

Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and a track record of accomplishments and expertise in immunology. Candidates with experience in regulating T cell responses to foreign antigens or autoimmune models are highly desirable. Excellent facilities are available in the University of Minnesota Center for Immunology and exciting interactions with colleagues including Drs. Marc Jenkins, Kris Hogquist, Steve Jameson, Matt Mescher and Dave Masopust.

To apply: Applicants should include a letter of application and a current C.V. by email and names and email addresses of 3 references to: Dr. Brian T. Fife; E-mail: bfife@umn.edu.

 


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