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Respiratory Mucosal Immune Response Against Viral InfectionsPosted by: Postdoc positions by NIH
Posted date: 2019-Jun-14
HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Laboratory of Pediatric Infection and Immunity in the Department of Pediatrics located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Department of Pediatrics.
Work in our lab focuses on applying innovative flow cytometric and transcriptomic technologies in murine models and human systems to define functional and genetic markers of immune protection against respiratory pathogens with a focus on respiratory syncytial virus and influenza. Development of vaccines and drug therapies for young infants is often hampered by limited knowledge of the immune check points that induce protective immunity. The ultimate goal of our research is to define unique immune regulation during early infancy that affects immune priming and can be targeted for intelligent design of mucosal vaccines and drug development. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to explore the evolution of age-dependent interactions between the mucosal immune system and pathogens.
For additional information, please visit: https://careers.hjf.org/jobs/3877416-postdoctoral-fellow.Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have expertise in T cell, especial tissue resident memory, and dendritic cell biology and host-microbe interactions. Experience in immunology, virology, molecular biology, transcriptomics, and data analysis is preferred. The successful applicant will also have excellent oral and written communication skills and collaborative abilities, as we work with collaborators at NIH, which is across the street, the FDA, and the Naval Military Research Center. A PhD or MD/PhD is required.
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or a related field. Focus of the research project will be on the respiratory mucosal immune response, particularly to viruses, and the development of adaptive immunity. Applicant must work well with laboratory team to accomplish research objectives. The applicant must be an independent thinker, have good problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic. Preference will be given to researchers with experience in innate and adaptive immune response analyses, the study of infectious diseases and/or molecular biotechnology. In particular, knowledge of antigen presenting cells and T cell biology is necessary. Experience and understanding of immunologic methods should include but is not limited to cell culture of primary immune cells, PCR, analysis of RNA-seq data, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and experience working with animal models. Minimum Experience: 0-2 years.To Apply:
Please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Please visit: https://careers.hjf.org/jobs/3877416-postdoctoral-fellow.