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Posted 9/10/2020

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.

Position Type: 

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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.
a. Familiarity with more than one of the following: keratinocyte biology, urothelial biology, immunology, mouse models, innate immune signaling pathways, molecular/biochemical techniques.
b. Publication record in skin or urinary disease, immunology, wound healing, keratinocyte biology, or urothelial cell biology.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, along with the names of three references, to:Katherine A. Radek, PhD, Phone: 708-327-2360,Email:

Posted 8/25/2020

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


Diversity Statement

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

Posted 7/22/2020

Complex Medical Dermatology Fellowship

The Cleveland Clinic Department of Dermatology is seeking applicants for a non-ACGME-accredited Complex Medical Dermatology fellowship. This full-time, 12-month position will offer a comprehensive and strongly mentored clinical experience in complex medical dermatology, including outpatient care, inpatient care, and dermatopathology. There will also be regular clinical collaboration with our team of expert faculty physicians across several medical disciplines. The fellowship will offer exceptional opportunities for conducting clinical and/or translational research, and teaching experiences.  Attendance and presentation at scientific conferences will be encouraged.  This fellowship will provide an outstanding foundation for a career in academic dermatology and will include protected time for research, professional development and scholarship.

Fellowship Eligibility
The appropriate applicant must have an M.D. or equivalent degree, be board-certified or board-eligible in dermatology and must have demonstrated adequate qualifications for clinical care and teaching. Credentials allowing ability to obtain an Ohio Medical license is critical. Fellowship start date may vary, but can be any time starting July 31, 2020.

Interested applicants should email the fellowship director, Anthony Fernandez, MD, PhD ( to obtain further details about the fellowship year and application requirements.


Posted 7/10/2020

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.


Posted 5/01/2020

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.

Posted 3/24/2020

HS/ClinX/In Res Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
UCSF Department of Dermatology
Mount Zion/Mission Bay/SFGH

The Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco is conducting a search for academically-interested medical dermatologists at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.
The positions will focus on outpatient medical dermatology potentially with a minor component of inpatient ward services at one of these sites: San Francisco General Hospital, Mount Zion, and Mission Bay Hospital.
The opportunity also includes outpatient clinics of two types: 1) Clinics with direct teaching of residents and medical students, and 2) direct delivery of outpatient dermatology services at the Mission Bay and/or Mount Zion campuses. Applicants with academic interest in medical dermatology are encouraged to apply.

The chosen candidate must be board certified or eligible in Dermatology at time of hire. Candidates are required to hold a MD, or MD/PhD degree.

How to apply:
Applicants must submit her/his curriculum vitae, a personal statement, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 3 references will be requested through the AP recruit system.
Please apply online at:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Posted 3/22/2020

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Epigenetics and Cancer Biology

Job Location:  Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Salary:  Competitive

Job Description
We seek a highly motivated scientist to fill a postdoctoral position in the Department of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine to study the role of epigenetic changes in tumor progression. The postdoctoral associate will lead multidisciplinary projects aimed at understanding the epigenetic basis for skin cancer and other skin diseases. The candidate will design, execute, and interpret research involving cutting-edge techniques and fundamental molecular and cellular biology research tools to investigate the role of epigenetic alterations in the biology of human melanoma.
This project will involve the use of standard molecular and cellular biology techniques in addition to more novel techniques associated with epigenetic studies including chromatin immunoprecipitation assays (ChIP) and ChIP-seq as well as comprehensive gene expression analyses, molecular manipulations of target gene expression using viral vectors, and functional analyses in mouse disease model.

Required Skills
We seek qualified individuals who are highly motivated, flexible, collaborative, detail-oriented, and possess a strong commitment to research excellence. The successful candidate should have a PhD with a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, chromatin biology, genomics, and/or biochemistry. Research experience in bioinformatics skills and animal models would be advantageous. The postdoctoral associate is expected to have a strong work ethic, critical thinking abilities, and excellent organization and communication skills. Previous training in cancer biology and epigenetic molecular techniques is preferred but not a requirement.

How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and references to:

Rhoda M. Alani, MD
Herbert Mescon Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
609 Albany St., Suite J-507
Boston, MA 02118

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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