Postdoctoral Scientist - Immunology/Microbiome/Virology

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
$55,000 to $80,000
Closing date
Jul 8, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Scientist in Oral Immunology

EMPLOYER:  Laboratory of Dr. Juhi Bagaitkar, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) and The Ohio State University.


LOCATION:  Columbus, Ohio, USA

SALARY:  Based on NIH Post-doctoral stipend guidelines, benefits include family health insurance, matched retirement account


DISCIPLINE:  Immunology, host-pathogen interactions, oral mucosal immunology



  • Applicants must have an MD, Ph.D., or MD/PhD Strong background in immunology and experience in advanced cellular and molecular immunology techniques, including multicolor flow cytometry and other relevant techniques. Prior knowledge and practical experience in murine models of inflammation and infection and conditional knockout mice. Candidates should be capable of designing and carrying out high-level, complex research experiments independently. Applicants with a good track record of publication are desirable, along with effective communication skills and scientific writing skills.

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION: The Bagaitkar lab in an NIH funded lab whose research interests broadly focus on understanding host specific and microbe specific factors that module immune homeostasis at the oral mucosal barrier. Projects in the are broadly focused on exploring how genetic deficiencies in neutrophil immune effector functions impact oral inflammation; oral epithelial cells and anti-viral responses; and the manipulation of neutrophil and macrophage inflammatory responses by specific periodontal pathogens. Dysregulation in oral immune homeostasis is associated with several chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disorders in humans. We are looking to fill 2-3 postdoc position with highly motivated individuals that can drive these projects independently and explore additional but connected areas related to virome and microbiome profiling. To apply, please submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter indicating areas of expertise and a detailed statement of research interests, including scientific accomplishments, and a list of 3 references.

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