This job has expired

Postdoctoral Scholar, Leukocyte Adhesion and Inflammation

University of Nevada, Reno - Basic Sciences
Reno, Nevada
NIH Scale, starting at $54,840
Closing date
Mar 1, 2023

View more

Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Health Sciences, Cardiovascular
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Organization Type

To inquire please email Dr. Lai Wen directly  

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description (R0135187)

The Wen lab at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our efforts in profiling immune system responses to inflammation following cardiovascular injuries. Qualified applicants will have multiple opportunities to perform cutting-edge immunological research and collaborate with our interdisciplinary team of a NIH-funded cardiovascular research center focusing on intercellular and intracellular signaling pathways.

Our lab has a broad interest in studying how the immune system functions, involving especially neutrophils in inflammation. The primary focus is to apply biosensors and transgenic mouse models to directly visualize immune cell recruitment and function during inflammation, infection and tissue injury in vitro and in vivo. We study inflammatory responses and signaling at molecular, cellular and whole organism levels using state-of-the-art technology, including genome editing, multi-color flow cytometry, TIRF microcopy, intravital imaging, resonant-scanning confocal, and FRET microscopy.

The projects will be based on recent discoveries on the receptor integrin signaling and second messengers (cAMP/cGMP/Ca2+): Wen et al. Blood 2022. 139 (24): 3480–3492; Wen et al. Cell Reports. 2022. 39, 110876; Wen et al. Blood. 2021; 137 (1): 29–38; Wen et al. Nat Commun. 2018, 9, 4301; Thunemann M.*, Wen L.*, et al. Circ Res. 2013, 113, 365-371.

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent experience in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field
  • High-quality research published in peer reviewed journals

Preferred Research Experience

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Gene editing and genomic engineering
  • Multi-color flow cytometry
  • Transgenic mouse models
  • Lentiviral and retroviral gene delivery
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Biosensors/probes
  • Homogenous antibody binding assays
  • Molecular structure/function analysis
  • Microfluidics
  • High-resolution imaging (confocal, super-resolution imaging, live-cell imaging, molecular tracking, TIRF microscopy, FRET microscopy and intravital imaging).

Compensation Grade

Postdoctoral Scholar

Department Information 

For more information on the lab and environment, please visit 


Department Contact

Dr. Lai Wen 




Full-Time Equivalent



Required Attachment(s)

1) CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact information for three professional references


University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) 


For over 50 years the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has trained physicians who are leading the way to 'A Healthy Nevada', nation, and world. Community-based and research-intensive, UNR Med is committed to our four-part mission of education, research, clinical service, and diversity. We show this commitment through our demonstrated core values: people are our strength, we innovate and improve, we serve with integrity, and we success with trust and respect.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is an inclusive and engaged community. We recognize that diverse faculty and leaders add value to the educational experience and promote excellence in our teaching, patient care, and research missions. We seek applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to our mission and uphold our core values.

Our mission has guided our growth in graduating the next generation of primary and specialty care physicians and medical researchers while maintaining personalized instruction. The School of Medicine has statewide outreach with a local touch providing patient care, health services, and training physicians in Reno, Nevada and in the state’s rural communities. We are expanding provider education to train medical specialists as Medical Doctors as well as Speech Pathologists and Physician Assistants. We are actively expanding technologically-advanced infrastructure to keep pace with our world-class research to meet the needs of students, patients, and researchers. We seek to create an environment that serves all who enter our doors, from the physicians who teach our learners to our employees, patients, and students.


This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

  HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

  References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

  As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

  For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

    Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

To inquire please email Dr. Lai Wen directly  

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert