|Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology|
|Candidates will join the research laboratory of Dr. Peter Gaskill, which studies the impact of monoamine neurotransmitters on neuroimmunity. The specific focus of the Dr. Gaskill's research is on the effects of dopamine on HIV neuropathogenesis, as well as on the effects of dopamine on macrophage immune function. Research involves the use of various microscopic, molecular and virologic assays to examine the specific effects of dopamine on the HIV entry process in macrophages. Additional experiments will involve the development of new assays to examine additional effects of dopamine on macrophage immune functions. Dr. Gaskill's studies draw on research from a number of different disciplines, so candidates should have experience in either human immunology, virology or pharmacology and a strong desire to learn about the areas in which they are not experienced. Candidate should also have expertise in cell and molecular biological techniques, and the ability to collect, analyze and communicate data.|
Completion of, or within 6 months, of Ph.D. with specialty in human immunology, virology or pharmacology.
Willingness and ability to work with live HIV and human blood products under BSL 2+ conditions.
Ability to perform basic cell and molecular biology techniques such as Cell Culture, ELISA
Western Blotting, Immunohistochemistry, Fluorescence Microscopy or qRT-PCR.
Strong desire to learn about / study neuroimmunology and HIV neuropathogenesis.
Superior work ethic.
Proactive problem solver.
Excellent speaking and writing skills.
Good record of productivity. This will be shown by publications, abstracts, awards, and references.
Ability to work independently and participate in collaborative research projects as part of a team.
Run experiments and develop, adapt and implement novel research techniques examining the impact of dopamine on HIV entry. These experiments will involve the isolation and culture of primary human macrophages and T-cells, and the infection of these cells with different types of HIV.
Prepare different types of viral stocks including full length, pseudotyped and chimeric HIV.
Attend and present data at seminars, journal clubs and domestic / international meetings.
Assist in preparation of grant proposals.
Prepare publications, abstracts and oral / poster presentations.
Help to maintain lab equipment.
Other duties as assigned.
This position is supported either fully or partially by external funds; therefore, any offer of employment and the continuation of employment are contingent on receipt of those external funds
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
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This position is supported either fully or partially by external funds; therefore, any offer of employment and the continuation of employment are contingent on receipt of those external funds.
|Commensurate with Experience|
|(5) Full Time|
|6326 Pharmacology Control|
|NCB, 8th Floor|
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