Postdoctoral Position in Autoimmunity and Transplantation
The Immunomodulation and Translational Research Program in Department of Child Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in several NIH-funded research projects focusing on autoimmunity and transplantation tolerance. Novel biologics are generated and used for targeted delivery via various vehicles for localized immunomodulation to prevent and treat immune-based disorders with particular focus on the prevention of type 1 diabetes and treatment using allogenic islet grafts or beta cell products (Immunity 2002; Nature Materials 2018; Biomaterials 2019; Science Advances 2020, Journal of Immunology 2020; American Journal of Transplantation 2020). Key responsibilities include design and execution of experiments, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of the results. Further duties include preparation of scientific publications, assistance with grant applications, and providing technical teaching/training support to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and technicians. Applicants must have extensive experience in rodent models of autoimmunity or islet transplantation as well as strong hands-on expertise in immune cell functional assays, such as mixed lymphocytes reaction, and deep immunophenotyping using flow cytometry. Expertise in molecular biology and recombinant protein expression and purification are desired, but not required. Candidate must have strong skills in both verbal and written communications. Must be well organized, motivated, and have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment.
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Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. This position requires a minimum of 3 years of basic laboratory experience and expertise in immunology with focus on autoimmunity, preferably type 1 diabetes, working with rodents, mammalian tissue culture, qRT-PCR, microarrays, RNA-seq, tetramer staining. Effective oral and written and interpersonal communications skills as well as proficiency in word, excel, power point, and statistical software’s. Experience in bioinformatics will be an added advantage.
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