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.
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: email@example.com