NIH-funded postdoctoral position are available for highly motivated individual interested in autoimm

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and institutional guidelines.
March 23 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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NIH-funded postdoctoral position are available for highly motivated individual interested in autoimmunity and immune tolerance.

This position within the Departments of Surgery and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology is for a highly motivated individual with good communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of scientists.

He/she will work under limited supervision with expectations to carry out complex research assignments. The selected candidate will also present data at departmental seminars and scientific meetings, assist with manuscript preparation, contribute preliminary data for grant proposals, and assist with training of junior members of the lab. The candidate will maintain familiarity with current literature, contribute to the experimental design, and execute designed experiments for the multiple project.

Studies will include traditional biochemical and molecular assays, genetics, large scale ChIP-Seq and MiSeq Illumina gene expression analyses and bioinformatics, and classical immunological analyses utilizing in vitro and whole animal models—such as immune cell isolation, cell culture, protein/RNA purification, multicolor flow cytometry and protein determinations. Studies also include protein: protein and protein: DNA interactions.

Central to this laboratory’s mission is an in-depth exploration of the basic mechanisms of immunology with a focus on direct clinical application. The long-term goal for the post-doctoral fellow is to generate several high-impact manuscripts and competitively apply for extramural funding towards the goal of an independent research career. Our work is published in leading journals and we are part of a large and vibrant transplant immunology and cancer research community at Johns Hopkins.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (required) with strong interests in both mechanistic and translational aspects of work. Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment. Effective communication skills, self-motivation, and record of publication.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and institutional guidelines.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a current CV, contact information for three references and a brief statement on their previous research experience and future goals to Dr. Susan C. McKarns,  Department of Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine at Columbia, MO (