Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology

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The Boston University Pulmonary Center, Bosmann Lab is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow for projects on infection-associated immunology and lung inflammation.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis are life-threatening complications of microbial infections with profound disturbances of the immune system. In the current absence of definitive treatment options, ARDS and sepsis represent an enormous problem for health systems worldwide. Our laboratory is dedicated to obtain a better mechanistic understanding of the molecular processes during the pathogenesis of these inflammatory diseases. Several novel transgenic mouse strains generated by our laboratory will be available.

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to promote our experimental and translational research. Special areas of interest are the role of novel genes involved in inflammation, pathogen recognition, host-pathogen interactions, macrophages, neutrophils, cytokines, and related signaling pathways. The projects will be tailored to meet the individual qualifications and interests of the Fellow. For example, the nature and extent of molecular biology techniques, immunology methods, bioinformatics or a focus on surgical mouse models can be discussed with the applicant.

The projects will involve a broad spectrum of immunology methods together with massive parallel sequencing (bulk RNA-Seq, single-cell RNA-Seq) including data analysis. Boston University houses a new Single Cell Core Facility. Another area of interest is genome editing by RNA-guided nucleases (e.g. CRISPR-Cas9) in the mouse germline or cell cultures.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities in designing as well as conducting independent projects. New graduates and experienced researchers with a strong record of publications are welcome to apply.

Further information is available:

Please send your CV, publication list, transcripts and names of three references to:

Markus Bosmann, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, [email protected]

Required Skills
  • An MD, PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field is required
  • Strong background in Immunology and/or Molecular Biology is preferred
  • The ability in initiating, conducting, evaluating, and reporting of research studies is essential

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 7/18/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
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