Research Scholar

Location
Norfolk, Virginia (US)
Salary
Up to $52,000 per year + benefits
Posted
July 30 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Postdoctoral Position to Study Macrophage Biology

An excellent postdoctoral research opportunity is immediately available with the laboratory of Woong-Ki Kim at Eastern Virginia Medical School to explore macrophage biology and to develop macrophage-targeted therapy for the treatment of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND), Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and diabetes. We are seeking a highly motivated Research Scholar who want to pursue an academic career in neuroimmunology and macrophage biology. The laboratory uses non-human primate (NHP) models to connect mouse investigations and human observations of many chronic inflammatory diseases.

This postdoctoral position will manage NIH-funded studies that are exploring the role of macrophages in HAND and brain aging. Open research opportunities also include the investigation of the therapeutic potential of macrophage-targeted approaches in the translational NHP models of diabetes and obesity. All these projects are supported by highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of scientists and extensive core services.

Job Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a recent doctoral degree and training in immunology, and/or neuroscience. Candidates with a background in bioinformatics and computational biology are also encouraged to apply. It is expected that successful candidates will have a minimum of 1 or 2 first-authored publications from his or her doctoral training. A multi-year commitment to postdoctoral training is expected.

Application Instructions: Questions about the position can be forwarded to Dr. Woong-Ki Kim: kimw@evms.edu. Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.evms.edu/careers (Position Number 2312002). The online application will require i) a curriculum vitae, ii) a cover letter briefly describing your previous research experience and current research interests, and iii) contact information for 3 references.

EVMS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer of minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is a drug and tobacco free workplace.

 

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