Postdoctoral Candidate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 01, 2019
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Postdoctoral Candidate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

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Postdoctoral Candidate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUMC), located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

The Postdoctoral Candidate for a postdoctoral fellowship will study the mechanisms of HIV-driven immune activation and inflammation/coagulation in patients with HIV infection. Projects will involve using a murine animal model of infection with a strong translational component. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Handling and injection of mice, purification of white blood cells from human blood, primary cell culture.
  • Performance of in vitro mouse and human T cell function assays.
  • Performance of general molecular biology techniques.
  • Performs specialized techniques such as confocal microscopy.
    Requirements
  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. in the Biological Sciences or related field
  • Strong immunology background as well as significant experience in molecular/cellular immunology and animal models
  • Strong foundation in cellular immunology and prior experience working with mouse models of viral infection.
  • High familiarity in performing cell populations characterization of mice and human cells by flow cytometry and high-throughput screening tools
  • Willingness to work under Biohazard Level 2 Safety conditions with HIV-1.
  • Willingness to learn and implement new technologies

    Applicants should upload curriculum vitae and a letter that includes a summary of current and future research interests, expected availability date, a description of past research experience and accomplishments, and 3 references.

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