Postdoctoral Fellow

Location
San Antonio,Texas
Salary
up to $48,000 per year plus benefits
Posted
October 10 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral fellow position in microbiology and immunology immediately available in the Department of Biology, at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Our research program focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of protective immunity against aerosolized intracellular bacterial pathogens and developing novel approaches for discovery of safe, effective vaccines and immunotherapeutic strategies against aerosol-transmitted intracellular bacterial pathogens. To accomplish these broad goals, current projects in the lab are designed to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of vaccine-induced protective immunity against Coxiella burnetii infection and to develop a safe and effective vaccine against human Q fever. Current studies include NIH funded and pending projects: 1) use of a humanized antibody against intracellular bacterial pathogen; 2) understanding the role of dendritic cells in regulating vaccine-induced protective immunity against Q fever; 3) use of mimetic peptides vaccines against aerosol-transmitted bacteria; and 4) understand the mechanisms of B cell-mediated protective immunity against Q fever. Applicants should have a Ph.D degree in microbiology, cell biology, immunology, or a related field. Experience in small animal model and host immune response to bacterial pathogens is preferred. The successful candidates will use systems biology approach to study host cell-microbial pathogen-interaction and host immune response to bacterial pathogens in animal models and develop vaccines against bacterial pathogens. Ample training opportunities exist in our laboratory, at the department level as well as at the University level. To apply, e-mail cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names/phone numbers of three references to: Guoquan Zhang, DVM., Ph.D., via email: guoquan.zhang@utsa.edu. For additional information please visit the department website: https://www.utsa.edu/biology/faculty/GuoquanZhang.html. 

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