Work Location Detail Ross Hall, 2300 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Assigned Organizational Area: Research
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Research
Posting Number: Staff - 001968
Working Title: Post Doctoral Scientist
Work Schedule: M-F
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 0
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification
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If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Job Open Date: 01/03/2013
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:
Job Vacancy Anouncement Information
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.
Job Description Summary:
Openings for two post-doctoral positions in the laboratory of Dr Imtiaz Khan , Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical School. The laboratory is focused in study is related to studying development and maintenance of CD8+ T cell immunity against Toxoplasma gondii which is a major opportunistic infection in HIV infected population, as individuals sero-positive for the parasite are susceptible to reactivation of chronic parasitic infection. Using a mouse model of toxoplasmic encephalitis, our laboratory recently reported that CD8+ T cell exhaustion can be a major cause for reactivation of latent parasitic infection. For coming years, the mechanisms involved in CD8+ T cell exhaustion/ dysfunctionality and the measures needed to restore the functionality of these cells is one of the major focus of the laboratory.
A second important project is to study the gut immune response to Encephalitozoon cuniculi, which is one of the microsporidia species which cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms in HIV infected and non-infected elderly population. Our laboratory has shown that the pathogen induces a strong IEL (intraepithelial lymphocyte response), which is important for the development of mucosal protection against the pathogen. The planned study will include to understand priming, development and trafficking of IEL response and determine if they have a role in long term protection.
We are seeking highly qualified and committed individuals for these positions. A PhD in immunology or related field is a essential. Preference will be given to persons with strong experience in flow cytometry, tissue culture and T cell subset purification. Familiarity with molecular techniques like PCR would be an advantage.
Ph.D. in the field or in a related area. Strong experience in multicolor flow cytometry, cell purification, cell culture and working with mice.
Familiarity with molecular techniques like RT-PCR and Q-PCR.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Assist in design, evaluation, and conducting experiments and research while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence.
Assist in the development of new ideas that promote current research.
Prepare and publish scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. Assist with grant writing.
Responsible for the operation of specific equipment, training techniques to other laboratory personnel, and supervising research staff as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Research Interest
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
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