Cytokines in Immunity, Stem Cells and Tissue Repair
Posted by: Postdoc positions by NIH
Posted date: 2017-Nov-17
Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Lionel Ivashkiv at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medicine to study signaling, transcriptional, and epigenetic regulation of macrophages and their function in inflammation, tissue repair and autoimmune disease pathogenesis. Experimental approaches will include generation and/or computational analysis of genome-wide data sets of gene expression, transcription factor binding, and chromatin accessibility and structure. Available projects include investigation of interferons, cytokine regulation of crosstalk between immune and stromal cells including mesenchymal stem cells and iPSCs, and CRISPR-mediated functional analysis of gene enhancers. The (patho)physiological importance of gene regulatory mechanisms will be investigated using precision medicine approaches with patient samples, and animal models of inflammatory and musculoskeletal diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, and tendon and ligament degeneration.
The Hospital for Special Surgery is affiliated with and adjacent to Weill Cornell Medical College and embedded in a vibrant research environment encompassing Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University. Our laboratory has strong collaborations with computational biology laboratories at WCMC and MSKCC.
A Ph.D. degree in immunology, musculoskeletal biology, computational biology, or related fields is required. Experience in genomics or musculoskeletal tissue repair models would be helpful. Competitive benefit package will be offered including health and dental insurance.
Interested applicants should email a curriculum vitae and a brief description of research experience to Dr. Lionel Ivashkiv (ivashkivlabgmail.com).