Classification Title: Research Assistant Professor
College/Division: School of Medicine Columbia
Department: SOMC Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Advertised Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications
Advertised Job Summary:
Successful candidate will conduct research on cellular and molecular immunology in the area of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This includes studies on effects of cannabinoids, AhR ligands, environmental pollutants on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including cancer. Specifically, the candidate will address the epigenetic mechanisms and microbial dysbiosis underlying immune dysregulation. Several models and patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, autoimmune hepatitis and liver fibrosis, lupus, septic shock, COVID-19 and cancer are used. Perform laboratory research projects in cellular and molecular immunology/immunotoxicology/complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) involving acute lung injury and tumor rejection, CD44-endothelial cell interactions, immune disregulation by envirronmental pollutants and cannabinoids, effects of botanicals on inflammatory diseases. Routinely on advice from principal investigators, works with students and other laboratory personnel on current methods, ongoing experiments and future research directions, write manuscripts, help prepare grant applications, progress reports, and look after compliance issues. Maintains accurate and detailed records of laboratory experiments and presents these in informal laboratory discussions, group meetings, formal scientific symposia and publications. Coordinates scientific meetings and research retreats to facilitate collaborations among faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and technologists.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
PhD in any area of Biomedical Sciences with experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry.
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.