Postdoctoral Fellow in Mucosal Immunology

Chapel Hill, North Carolina (US)
Dependent on experience
March 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Fellowship


Postdoctoral Fellow in Mucosal Immunology

The Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CGIBD), in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Mucosal Immunology. CGIBD is the research department serving investigators who have an interest in digestive health research. While it is common among other departments and divisions of the Department of Medicine to have some sponsored research projects, the CGIBD and the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology are unique in that nearly every faculty member has funded research projects and or/clinical trials.

The goals and objectives for CGIBD are to promote research and collaboration in digestive health, to maintain a research-training program to equip researchers for future projects and to initiate and maintain outreach programs to serve the international digestive health research community. Additionally, CGIBD serves as a focus for solicitation for funds aimed at research and training in digestive health.

Basic, lab- based mechanistic immunological studies using cell lines, ex-vivo primary cells separated by MACS or FACS, and in vivo gene reporter constructs. Techniques involve quantitative PCR, ELISA, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, cell knockdown with siRNA, mammalian cell culture, bacterial culture (anaerobic and aerobic).

Perform experiments to identify the role of IL-10 in regulating inflammation and protective mucosal immune responses. This will be done with a combination of in vitro cell culture and in vivo mouse and possibly zebra fish models. Studies will identify microbial signaling pathways regulating IL-10 production.

Candidates should have a PhD or MD degree in related field with extensive experience in related work. Candidates must have in depth experience in immunoregulation, cellular immunology, immune cell culture and animal studies.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Interested persons should apply to the position at and upload a CV, a mentor’s statement and NIH biosketch and a Research statement. Please include in the research statement: 1. One page description of a research project 2. Half page prior research experience 3. Half page explanation of career goals,

For questions related to the position at, please contact Elisabeth Rogers at .