Postdoctoral Position in Allergy and Immunology

Denver, Colorado
Salary will be set commensurate with experience and accomplishments
July 12 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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The Laboratory

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Magdalena Gorska at National Jewish Health (NJH) in Denver, CO. The lab studies the early-life origins of asthma.

A proportion of patients with asthma develop symptoms of their disease very early in life, sometimes in the 1st year. Genetic factors are contributory, but fail to fully explain why. It is therefore increasingly recognized that the development of early-life asthma is driven in substantial part by environmental exposures that are encountered by infants after birth and (indirectly) by exposures encountered by their mothers in association with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Gorska’s lab is focused on maternal exposures, trying to delineate how they lead to asthma in offspring.

The research goals of the lab are to define maternal information that is gained and transmitted to offspring or lost and not transferred to offspring, elucidate routes of information transfer (placenta, breast milk, gametes), and delineate cells and pathways that are affected in offspring (cells and molecules of the immune system are of particular interest). The translational goals are to identify early-life biomarkers of predisposition to asthma in humans and define molecular targets for development of preventive drugs. 

To accomplish these goals, the laboratory uses mouse models, blood samples from young children with high risk of developing asthma (API+), and a variety of immunological, signaling, transcriptomics and epigenetic approaches.

The Institute

NJH is currently #1 respiratory hospital in the nation according to ranking by the U.S. News & World Best Hospitals Report. NJH has ranked as #1 or #2 on this list ever since pulmonology was included in the rankings (since 1997).

NJH is also a premier academic center with renowned scientific expertise in pulmonary diseases, allergy and immunology. The hospital is responsible for many seminal scientific advances including the discovery of IgE and characterization of TCR and its interaction with MHC molecules.  

Applicant Qualifications

MD or PhD, background in immunology, developmental biology, cell and molecular biology or related fields

Next Steps:

Email your CV, a brief summary of previous research experience and a list of three references to Dr. Gorska at Applicants will also need to apply at

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