Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate
The Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join our NIH-funded research group directed by Dr. Hongpeng Jia.
The research projects of the lab utilize cutting-edge interdisciplinary research approaches and aim to understand how the host response to viral and bacterial lung infection. In particular, The Jia lab will dissect the critical role of, and therapeutic potential for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) in COVID-19 and Influenza viral infection and associated secondary bacterial/viral superinfection. Multiple novel inducible transgenic and gene targeting murine models, genome sequencing analysis, CRISPR gene editing, 3D lung organoid models, and single-cell RNA-seq techniques will be involved in the ongoing research projects
Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD or equivalent degree, with a strong background in Virology, Immunology, especially Innate immunity and is eligible of working in the united states. The candidates must be enthusiastic toward research projects, and have excellent critical thinking skills, a track-record of productivity as demonstrated by first-author peer-reviewed publications, an ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, and proficiency in written and oral English communication.
A successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead independent and cutting-edge research projects with a world-class research facility. We will also provide a customizable curriculum, individual career development/support, and Interdisciplinary and collaborative research community.