Post Doc Fellow

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Micro, NORTH CAROLINA

725500:SOM: Micro/Immun: Admin


Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

Operating Unit/Division

School Of Medicine

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in molecular biology and immunological techniques is required. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in chromatin related assays, flow cytometry, genome based procedures, and bioinformatics tools, and/or in mouse immunology.

Additional Job Details

A position in the laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Boss is available for an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to study the epigenetic regulation of B cell and plasma cell differentiation in response to infection and in autoimmune disease. Other projects seek to understand the regulation of PD-1 in murine T cells and the role of LRRK2 in Parkinson’s Disease. The lab makes extensive use of murine models, as well as human systems. The lab has extensive experience in genomics and global analyses of chromatin, RNA expression, and DNA methylation. The Department is committed to training of a diverse set of investigators and exploring state-of-the-art projects in immunology and microbial pathogenesis. Applicants to submit CV and 3 references.

This position involves:

Involve working with animals.

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