Posted by: Postdoc positions by NIH
Posted date: 2017-Oct-13
Full-time position for a Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate is available for immunology research in the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology to investigate mechanisms of protective antibody and T cell immunity and host defense against Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA infections. We have made seminal contributions into IL-17 producing T cells and mechanisms, inflammasome activation, IL-1 and MyD88-signaling and most recently the role of IL-36 in both innate and adaptive immune mechanisms in the skin using innovative in vivo preclinical mouse models. Our research employs advanced techniques of in vivo whole animal optical (bioluminescence and fluorescence) imaging, human skin organotypic culture models of infection and novel humanized mouse models possessing both human skin and immune cells. It is our long-term 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. We also are studying mechanisms by which S. aureus and dysbiosis of the skin microbiome contribute to inflammatory skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis. Previous research experience with first-author peer-reviewed manuscripts in immunology research 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. The start date is flexible but we would prefer a start date prior to June 2018.
If interested, please send an email with your CV and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Lloyd Miller at: lloydmillerjhmi.edu