We have changed our domainWe have changed servers and operate Career|edu under a different domain. Our services will remain unchanged and we will continue to post the best career openings for the academic world at our new domain.
Go back to the Job List
Immunological and Genetic Studies of Antifungal Host Defense and AutoimmunityPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Mar-13
The work in the Fungal Pathogenesis Section uses an integrated bench-to-bedside approach that aims to 1) study the genetic and immune defects that underlie inherited and acquired susceptibility to human mucosal and invasive fungal disease, 2) define the mechanisms that drive autoimmunity in the setting of AIRE deficiency using mouse models and human patients, and 3) define the cellular and molecular factors that regulate host defense in clinically relevant mouse models of mucosal and invasive fungal infections. Our overall goal is to enhance our understanding of how innate and adaptive immune cells help orchestrate responses to fungal infection and autoimmunity and develop mechanism-based therapeutic interventions to treat humans via enrollment of large cohorts of affected patients at the NIH Clinical Center.
Some recent sample references include Drummond et al. Nature Immunol 2019 (in press); Ferre et al. Science Transl Med 2019 (in press); Collar et al. JCI Insight 2018; Natarajan et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2018; Lionakis et al. Cancer Cell 2017; Swamydas et al. Science Transl Med 2016; Rieber et al. JCI Insight 2016; Drummond et al. PLoS Pathog 2015; Lionakis et al. JCI 2013.Qualifications:
We are looking for a bright, motivated and interactive scientist with a recent PhD and/or MD (within 3 years) and experience in the areas of cellular or molecular immunology, cellular and molecular biology, infectious disease pathogenesis, autoimmunity and/or imaging. Experience with mouse models of disease, flow cytometry and cell culture is preferred.To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a CV, names of 3 references, and a brief summary of their previous research and future career goals to Mihalis Lionakis: lionakismnih.gov.
FPS webpage: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/lab-sections/3070
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.