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Post Doctoral Fellow

Tulane University
TNPRC, Covington, LA

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Post Doctoral Fellow

TNPRC, Covington, LA
Open Date:
Mar 12, 2021

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the Division of Immunology at the Tulane National Primate Research Center, affiliated with the School of Medicine at Tulane University. Candidates will investigate the underlying mechanisms of immune dysfunction in HIV/SIV infection and examine the impact of co-infections on HIV immunopathogenesis. The postdoctoral candidate will conduct research projects focused on examining the impact of malaria co-infection on SIV-associated intestinal mucosal dysfunction, as well as how concurrent HIV infection affects malaria infection in pregnancy and subsequent infant immune development.



  • Ph.D., D.V.M and/or M.D. in a biological science


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:  (Note: The following criteria will not be used in screening qualified applicants but may be considered in the final decision-selection process of candidates interviewed.)

  • Prior training in cellular immunology, microbiology, molecular biology or related field
  • Previous experience with cellular immunology techniques, such as flow cytometry and ELISA/ELISPOT assays, tissue processing, cell, bacterial, viral and/or parasite culture, sterile technique, DNA/RNA extractions, PCR
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficiency with common laboratory equipment and techniques required
  • Knowledge of various software programs for both PC and Mac systems, such as Excel, Graphpad Prism, FlowJo and Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Organization and supervisory skills required


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  (Note: The following criteria will not be used in screening qualified applicants and may not be used in lieu of minimum qualifications stated above.)

  • Prior experience with nonhuman primate models of infection
  • Grant and manuscript writing skills
  • Knowledge of institutional regulatory document submission

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply in Interfolio and provide the following materials for submission:


    Cover Letter

    Contact Reference


Application review starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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