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Postdoctoral position in Epithelial Biology and Innate Immune Function, Department of Surgery, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Division
Project Title: Neuroendocrine Regulation of epithelial innate immune responses to bacterial infection
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.
Post-doctoral Position at Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Campus in Chicago, USA.
My laboratory is looking for an ambitious post-doctoral fellow to conduct cutting-edge research focused on basic and clinical neuroendocrine regulation of innate immune responses in the context of skin injury or urinary tract infection by two separately funded projects. Biochemical approaches, in vitro molecular techniques, in vivo imaging, and novel genetic mouse models will be employed during the training period. The candidate will use in vitro culture systems to identify innate immune signaling pathways enhanced or impaired by distinct neuroendocrine target molecules. The candidate will also conduct in vivo host-pathogen interactions in novel transgenic mice lacking specific neuroendocrine target molecules in the skin or bladder. Applicants must be proficient in English, well-organized, and possess a genuine interest in scientific inquiry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States. One position is available with full financial support. Independence is highly encouraged and trainees will be offered guidance and several opportunities towards the development of an independent research program.
This work requires a strong background in molecular biology and/or biochemistry, and requires experience with mammalian cell culture and mouse models of injury and/or infection. In addition to the qualifications above, experience with handling bacterial cultures, shRNA/CRISPR, or HPLC protein purification is also preferred.
Postdoctoral Scientist in Ward Lab, CWRU
Multiple postdoctoral scientist opportunities are available immediately in the Ward Lab and projects led by Dr. Ward within the NIH P50 Psoriasis Center for Research Translation (CORT) at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Nicole Ward is a nationally recognized translational psoriatic disease research scientist and Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded laboratory and leading expert in preclinical mouse models of psoriatic disease. This is an outstanding opportunity for highly motivated individuals with strong organizational and bench skills. The postdoctoral scientists will work independently on research projects under the supervision of the principal investigator.
The Ward lab is interested in determining the pathogenesis of psoriasis and psoriasis-related comorbidities including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease and depression. Contributions of the microbiome to disease pathogenesis are also currently being studied. IL17C-IL17R and downstream signaling are another area of investigation.
To investigate skin inflammation, cytokine signaling, and host-microbe interactions, we study novel psoriasis mouse models generated in the lab combined with knockout back cross and bone marrow transplant approaches, and use flow cytometry, tissue analyses, protein and RNA assays, bulk and single cell RNA-Sequencing, CyToF, bioinformatics and in vitro experimental assays to better understand the pathogenesis of disease.
The candidate should have experience working with animal models of inflammation, technical expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology, transcriptomic data analyses, as well as a willingness to learn to new techniques. Experience with flow cytometry and working with and engineering novel mouse models of disease is desired. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and reports, and to regularly present their findings at Center meetings, lab meetings, and national/international symposia. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant area of biomedical sciences, a strong record of productivity with evidence of first author publications, and excellent communication skills. Candidates with prior experience in cardiovascular research and inflammatory bowel disease using mouse models will be given priority. Applicants with additional qualifications/experience in Neuroscience are highly encouraged to apply.
Please submit your CV, a letter of interest and names/contact information of three individuals that can provide academic references upon request.
Contact: Dr. Nicole Ward
Psoriasis Center for Research Translation, Departments of Nutrition, Dermatology and Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, and benefits; NIH funded.
Discipline: Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Life Sciences, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biomedical Science
Job Type: Postdoctoral fellow, Research Scientist, Senior Scientist
The Department of Medicine of McGill University invites applications for a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff as a clinician-scientist at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will also be appointed to clinical practice in the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). For more information, please click the link here.
The Dermatology Branch of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD is recruiting for a Staff Clinician.
The NIH formalized the concept of Staff Clinician as an intramural research appointment in 1993 reflecting the importance of multidisciplinary research teams. NIH Staff Clinicians possess highly specialized and superb clinical and clinical research skills and expertise and perform critical functions as key members of a research team whose project goals are defined by a Principal Investigator.
We are seeking a Dermatologist with experience in clinical research, including the design and conduct of clinical research. Outstanding interpersonal skills, evidence of teamwork and mentoring experience; and excellent oral and written communication skills are desired. The ideal candidate will be experienced in management of patients with a variety of cutaneous disorders, have outstanding personal and professional references, and have a track record of national presentations and/or publications in respected journals. It is anticipated that this position will include approximately 50% of time devoted to supporting the Dermatology Consultation Service at the NIH Clinical Research Center. View full details here.