A challenging postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, to study the role of IL-17 producing memory cells in lung immunity (Nature Immunology, 2007 Apr;8(4):369-377). The lab focuses on understanding the distinct and divergent roles of IL-12 cytokine family members in lung immunity.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Microbiology/ Immunology/Molecular Biology, peer-reviewed publications, be highly motivated and be fluent in English. A fresh graduate with Ph.D degree is preferred. Prior experience with flow cytometry, immunofluorescence staining, confocal microscopy, molecular cloning, cell culture, standard microbiological techniques and animal handling skills are required. BSL-3 training is desirable but not required.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is among the top biomedical research institutions in the nation and is ranked seventh in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Please send curriculum vitae, a brief research statement, and the names of three references via e-mail to Shabaana.Khader @ chp.edu
Shabaana Khader PhD
Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh
3460 Fifth Avenue