NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellow

Columbia, Missouri
Competitive salary commensurate with experience and institutional guidelines.
September 06 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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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

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