POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOLOGY AND NANOMEDICINE
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOLOGY AND NANOMEDICINE
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University is currently seeking a full-time, non-tenure, Postdoctoral Associate position within the Department of Immunology and Nanomedicine. Research in the laboratory focuses on identifying molecular mechanisms regulating HIV latency in the CNS and lung with a goal of eradicating viral reservoirs in these target organs. Lung research will also emphasize on the effects of HIV infection and cigarette smoke on lung inflammation and develop therapeutic approaches to rescue the effects. The Postdoctoral Associate will work with HIV and animal models. The selected candidate will also be responsible for analyzing scientific data, writing manuscripts for publication, and helping with grant proposals to agencies such as the National Institute of Health (NIH), DOD, and NSF. For more detailed information on research in the lab, please look at our lab publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/48296501/?sort=date&direction=ascending.
Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree (PhD or MD). Prior experience working with animals and researching lung comorbidities in HIV is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates within a year of their terminal degree (PhD or MD).
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 525091 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and attach letter of interest and curriculum vitae in a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references (previous supervisors). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by October 24, 2021. Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.