Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Requisition number
Buckner Lab


The Buckner Lab studies the following autoimmune diseases: type 1 diabetes (T1D), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), multiple sclerosis (MS), systemic lupus erythematosus, and relapsing polychondritis. They have extensive experience in MHC class II tetramers, T cell cloning, T and B cell functional assays and phenotyping of human lymphocytes.


We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research focused on identifying the underlying mechanisms by which the adaptive immune response to self-antigens becomes pathogenic in the setting of human autoimmune disease.

This research uses human samples from subjects with autoimmune disease including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematous, and relapsing polychondritis.  Study design and implementation as well as collaboration within and between labs.


  • A PhD or MD is required
  • Experience in immunology is desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborative; performs as team member and has good interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Proven track record of problem-solving
  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals


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.


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