The Laboratory of Comparative Immunology is searching for a candidate to fill an available NIH-funded position for postdoctoral training.
This exciting opportunity focuses on roles in innate immunity and inflammation of a novel signaling pathway controlling transcription factor TFEB, and builds upon our strong background in this area (for reference, please take a look at our recent papers here). Questions include the biological roles of TFEB in mouse and organoid models of infection and inflammation, especially as they relate to mucosal surfaces. Work includes biological analysis of bacterial pathogens, including Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Yersinia, Mycobacterium, and Pseudomonas.
Training will take place at the world-renowned Program in Innate Immunity at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in a vibrant, collaborative, and state-of the art environment with unsurpassed focus on mentorship and career advancement. The campus benefits from close proximity to the Boston bio-hub, including Harvard and MIT. The Laboratory collaborates extensively with laboratories within the greater Boston area, and at other top-notch institutions (e.g. Yale, UCSD, Boston University).
Candidates must have a PhD degree in Cell Biology, Immunology, Microbiology or equivalent from within the last 5 years. Candidates with experience in mouse models of inflammation, in vitro cell culture, and CRISPR technology are especially encouraged to apply.
Women and other individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM are strongly urged to apply.
1. Cover Letter,
2. NIH Biosketch,
3. 1-page Research Proposal based on the Laboratory's past research (see), and
4. Three References to: