A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Lacy-Hulbert Laboratory in the Department of Immunology. Research in the laboratory focuses on the mechanisms of innate immune recognition of self and foreign organisms, and regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses.
The successful candidate will head a new project using systems immunology approaches to understand how variations in immune responses affect the development of intestinal inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease. The project includes laboratory studies of immune cells in culture combined with genome wide profiling of transcriptional and epigenetic changes and bioinformatic analysis.
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.
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) and experience in immunology, cell biology and/or molecular biology are required. Experience of bioinformatics analysis and models of autoimmunity or inflammation are preferable but not essential.
Must have less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.