Postdoctoral Fellow Position at the University of Michigan
Wong/Baker Lab (MNIMBS)
A funded postdoctoral position is available in the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences (MNIMBS) at the University of Michigan Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Pamela Wong and Dr. James Baker, Jr. We are seeking a full-time post-doctoral research fellow with a strong background in immunology to study the mechanisms of adjuvants in promoting protective vaccine responses towards viral and bacterial pathogens. The major goal of our research is to develop targeted adjuvants which improve antigen delivery and elicit tailored responses to specific pathogens including influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 such that improved vaccines promoting broad, durable and potent immunity can be developed. Our primary interests are in mucosal vaccines that can be used in both very young and elderly populations. Through better understanding the role of adjuvants in immunomodulation, we also apply this work in other disease systems including food allergy. We are seeking energetic and enthusiastic applicants that can independently conduct research as well as work in a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team of scientists, with a demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.
Candidates should have extensive experience in cell culture and standard biochemical, molecular biology and experience in immunological techniques such as flow cytometry, ELISA, RNA isolation, qPCR, organ and tissue harvesting and processing, and recombinant protein production and purification. Preferred candidates should be experienced in performing serological and T cell assays and virus production/isolation/neutralization assays. Candidates must possess significant experience working independently with murine models. The successful applicant will develop independent research projects and work closely with other researchers collaboratively on current ongoing projects. In addition to experimental work, responsibilities also include data analysis/interpretation, preparation of research papers and publications, as well as involvement in grant writing, and mentoring/supervision of undergraduate students.
A recent Ph.D. degree in immunology, biochemistry, or related biomedical field.
Experience working with murine models including immunization, blood collection, primary cell harvesting.
Proficiency in designing flow cytometry panels and analyzing flow cytometry data.
Previous experience in virology and related techniques.
Background in vaccine development or virology.
Experience with murine viral infection models.
Experience assisting with grant preparation.
Start date: as soon as possible, but flexible for the right candidate.
Please send inquiries and/or applications including a cover letter addressing your specific interest in the position and CV to Pam Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tagged as: Life Sciences
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