Postdoctoral Research Position: Host-Pathogen Interactions / Inflammation / Immunity

Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
NIH salary scale
October 18 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Research Position:

Host-Pathogen Interactions / Inflammation / Immunity


Research Description:

A postdoctoral research position is available for a highly-motivated candidate to investigate functions of IL-36 cytokines and non-coding RNAs in the context of chronic inflammation, immunity and wound healing. Experimental models will include in vitro assays, tissue culture and knockout/transgenic mice. Several research directions are open, including studies of: 1) signal transduction pathways, 2) unconventional protein secretion and cell death mechanisms, 3) microbial immune evasion strategies, and 4) vaccine development.


  • A recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, and/or Cell Biology. 
  • Peer-reviewed publications in the field(s) of Immunology, Microbiology, and/or Signal Transduction.
  • Experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, signal transduction, cell culture methods, and/or mouse models of disease.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Must be willing and able to handle mice and infectious materials.

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Philadelphia is the 6th largest city in the US and offers a wealth of recreational and cultural activities. It is home to countless museums, galleries, theater companies, and sports venues. There are plenty fitness and recreational opportunities and the nightlife is vibrant at the endless numbers of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. During the winter months the Pocono Mountains offer occasions for skiing and snowboarding, and during the summer the beaches in New Jersey and Delaware are close by. Unlike many other US cities, Philadelphia has an excellent public transportation system. New York City and Washington DC are only 1.5 and 2 hours away by car or train, respectively.

Send cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references to: 

Liselotte E. Jensen, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.


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