RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR SR

Employer
University of Pennsylvania
Location
Philadelphia, PA

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Four-Year Institution

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Duties: Dr. Scott's laboratory is focused on understanding the immunologic responses that promote protection and pathology in cutaneous leishmaniasis, with the goal of developing a leishmania vaccine and effective immunotherapies for patients. To meet this objective, his laboratory works in three distinct areas. First, the laboratory uses experimental murine infections with leishmania to elucidate the role of T cell subsets and cytokines in promoting resistance to this parasite. Second, combining studies in mice and patients, and in collaboration with Brazilian colleagues Dr. Scott's lab has discovered one of the pathways that mediate immunopathologic responses occurring in cutaneous leishmanial lesions. Work continues to dissect this immunopathologic pathway. Third, the Scott lab investigates the role of the skin microbiome in promoting increased pathology in mice and patients. In conjunction with Dr. Scott, this individual will be expected to establish and execute key projects related to one or more of these areas, as well as help lead the scientific management of other personnel and projects in the laboratory.

Qualifications: Highly advanced professional discipline, with a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and 5-7 years of post-doctoral experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Training in immunology is essential, and there is a preference for someone skilled in a variety of techniques important for immunologic and molecular approaches. Experience handling experimental animals preferred.

Reference Number: 58-30878

Salary Grade: RES

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Pathobiology

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research

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