Postdoctoral Scholar - Pediatrics, Memphis
- University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Location: Memphis, TN
- Job Number: 7081630
- Posting Date: Jul 26, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPostdoctoral Fellow Position in Host-Pathogen Interactions: A postdoctoral fellow position funded by the Department of Pediatrics in the laboratory of Amali Samarasinghe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pulmonology Division, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, is immediately available for a highly motivated candidate.
Our primary research goal is to determine host-pathogen interactions in during respiratory infections that occur in hosts that have underlying allergic asthma using both mouse model systems and in vitro/ex vivo techniques. The objective of the postdoctoral fellow is to determine the role of eosinophils in allergic asthma during pneumococcal infections. The laboratory is situated in the Children’s Foundation Research Institute of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and offers the advantage of working closely with clinical faculty.
A recent Ph.D. in immunology, virology, or related discipline is required. Strong theoretical knowledge in immunology, especially pertaining to the lung, and competency in techniques involved in basic immunology, virology, microbiology, and molecular biology is expected. Willingness to work with mice is required, and prior experience with mouse handling is preferred. Candidates must have at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal and a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English. Self-motivated, ambitious candidates able to work in a fast-paced laboratory are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, a CV, and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF with Taleo application.
Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package