Postdoctoral Fellow

Emory University Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Atlanta GA
Salary will fall under University Postdoctoral pay guidelines
January 12 2021
code – 53771
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratories of Jeremy Boss, PhD and Christopher Scharer, PhD in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Emory University School of Medicine. The candidate will work with a dynamic team of immunologists to perform urgently needed research on: i) the epigenetic regulation of memory B cell responses in murine influenza models; ii) B cell dysfunction in human autoimmune diseases; iii) immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 in adults and pediatric cohorts; and iv) role of epigenetic modifying complexes and transcription factors in plasma cell differentiation.  Please visit for more information on the laboratory, the team, and our research program.

Successful candidates will be highly self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and have excellent organization and communication skills. A PhD degree in the biological sciences and expertise in immunology, epigenetics, or a related field is required. Experience with animal models, molecular biology, bioinformatics, cellular immunology, next-gen sequencing workflows and/or human sample collection and culture is preferred.

Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:  Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with radioactive materials or devices.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law.  Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. 

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