The Department of Neurology and the Center for Molecular Integrative Neuroresilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York leverages powerful technology platforms and deep immunological expertise to provide comprehensive research into the role of immune systems diverse range of clinical and translational research studies. We are expanding and have an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on understanding how the gut microbiota impacts the peripheral-central innate immune crosstalk towards the prevention of diseases rooted in neuroinflammation. The candidate will primarily work on in vivo and in vitro models of neuroinflammation, microbiome, and mechanisms associated with the gut-brain-axis. Candidate should have experience in both transgenic animal models and cell culture, preferably with primary cell culture. S/he should have extensive experience in gastroenterology and/or immunology with a desire to explore neurological mechanisms. Experience in immunology specifically relevant to gastroenterology is a major asset.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead, conduct and analyze results pertaining to this research project
Breed transgenic mouse lines and conduct animal experiments
Create single-cell suspensions of multiple peripheral and brain tissues for immune characterization
Design flow cytometry panels to explore peripheral immune populations and analyze data
Maintain a novel in vitro model of the human gastrointestinal tract to study the human microbiome
Other duties as assigned
What You'll Bring:
Applicants are expected to demonstrate research abilities and capabilities to perform collaborative project within a team, and possess good written and verbal communication skills in English. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or related field, and evidence of excellent research productivity.
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Job Type: Full-time
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About Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Giulio Maria Pasinetti, M.D., Ph.D.
The Saunders Family Chair and Professor in Neurology
Director, Center of Excellence for Novel Approaches to Neurotherapeutics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY 10029-6574