Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pathology & Immunology
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR61658
The interests of the Liu lab are in understanding how genetic and environmental factors interactions shape immunity and metabolism. We have shown that in patients and mouse models of Crohnâ™s disease, the function of small intestinal Paneth cells (critical for innate immunity and stem cell homeostasis) can be modulated by gene-environment interactions (Gastroenterology 2014, JCI Insight 2016, JCI Insight 2017, JCI 2018, Cell Host Microbe 2021).
The primary focus of this position will be to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate gut immunity using a combination of molecular and cell biology approaches in mouse models, primary samples, and bioinformatics analysis. The lab is funded by 2 NIH R01 grants. The principal duties of the postdoctoral research fellow include the design, execution, and analysis of research experiments, prepares and submits abstracts and papers for presentations/publications, and assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prior experience in immunology, microbiology, or related fields.
Expertise with mouse models (breeding and experimental procedures).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with immunology assays, including flow cytometry, and various in vitro and in vivo assays.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Candidates must provide a personal statement, current CV and two to three references that can be contacted directly by phone and/or email to Dr. Ta-Chiang Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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