Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Host-Pathogen Interactions
A postdoctoral research position funded by the Department of Pediatrics in the laboratory of Amali Samarasinghe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases Division, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN is immediately available for a highly motivated candidate.
Our primary research goal is to determine host-pathogen interactions in hosts with allergic asthma using both mouse model systems and in vitro techniques. The objective of the postdoctoral fellow is to determine the role of eosinophils in allergic asthma during influenza virus infections. The laboratory is situated in the Children's Foundation Research Institute of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and offers the advantage of working closely with clinical faculty.
A recent Ph.D. in immunology, virology, or related discipline is required. A strong theoretical knowledge in immunology, especially pertaining to the lung and competency in techniques involved in basic immunology, virology, microbiology, and molecular biology is expected. Willingness to work with mice is required, and prior experience with mouse handling is preferred. Candidates must have at least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal and high level of proficiency in written and spoken English. Self-motivated, ambitious candidates able to work in a fast-paced laboratory are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing your research interests and career goals, a CV, and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF to email@example.com.
Only applications made through the online application portal will be considered.
Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and based on the prevailing wage for postdoctoral research trainees set by the U.S. Department of Labor. The position includes an excellent benefits package (http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php). Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Title VI/IX/ Section 504/ ADA/ADEA Employer
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