NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellow

Location
Columbia, Missouri
Salary
Competitive salary commensurate with experience and institutional guidelines.
Posted
September 06 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

Postdoctoral Position in T regulatory cells, Autoimmunity, and Microbiome

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is currently available immediately to study cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the differentiation and function of CD4 T lymphocytes and their role in immunity and tolerance—with a particular focus on autoimmunity.

The applicant must have recently completed a PhD or equivalent in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a related field.  The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and have expertise in flow cytometry, cell culture, molecular biology, and mouse handling. Cytokine signaling, epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation, protein-protein interactions, and sequencing would be highly beneficial. The research goal is to identify mechanisms underlying transforming gowth factor-b (TGF-b) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)-mediated regulation of T cell tolerance and autoimmunity. Expertise in bioinformatics is a plus.

The successful candidate will be joining a young, dynamic environment within the Center for Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, CV, summary of previous research experience, and three letters of references.

Susan C. McKarns, Associate Professor

Laboratory of TGF-b Biology, Epigenetics, and Cytokine Regulation (LTEC)

Center for Cellular & Molecular Immunology

Hugh E. Stephenson Jr. Department of Surgery and

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

University of Missouri School of Medicine

M616 Medical Sciences Bldg. | One Hospital Dr. | Columbia, MO 65212

Office: 573-884-1722 | Lab: 573-884-1651 | Fax: 573-882-4287

mckarnss@health.missouri.edu