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Dr. Lena Heung is recruiting a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to join her research group in the Women's Guild Lung Institute. The Heung Lab studies the role of innate immune cells in the response to opportunistic fungal infections in the lungs. The ideal applicant should have an interest in immunology and host-pathogen interactions and prior experience in flow cytometry, tissue culture, microbiology, molecular biology (e.g., ELISA, RT-PCR, Western blotting, cloning), and rodent studies (e.g., infections, dissection, bone marrow chimeras, adoptive transfer). Bioinformatics and computational experience would be an advantage.
As a Postdoc, you will be expected to be able to work independently under the direction of the Principal Investigator and in cooperation with other research staff. You will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period and may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. You will also be responsible for analyzing and interpreting data and may assist in preparation of grant proposals. You will not responsible for generating grant funds. You will be expected to participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Travel may be required.
Additional duties and responsibilities:
Designing and performing experiments; analyzing, interpreting and compiling data for presentation; maintaining appropriate written and electronic records.
Performing routine and complex laboratory procedures; developing, adapting and implementing new research techniques and protocols.
Assisting with training of junior lab members and participation in collaborations with other investigators.
Participation in publications and presentations as a main author or co-author.
Submitting fellowship proposals and assisting the PI with grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
Operating and maintaining equipment and instruments.
Complying with all laboratory safety standards and policies.
Appropriate monitoring and care of the rodent colony as related to the research project.
Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment.
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