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Conduct independent research activities un der the guidance of a faculty mentorin preparation for a full time academic or research career.
Department: Immunology, Duke University Medical Center
The Ciofani lab studies the transcriptional regulatory networks that govern inflammatory immune cell development and function. We seek motivated and talented candidates for full-time postdoctoral positions to be held in the Department of Immunology, Duke University Medical Center. The Ciofani lab is exploring the genetic basis of CD4 T cell pathogenesis in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease. This funded project involves identifying and validating the gene targets of noncoding disease-associated risk variants (SNPs) using a combination of innovative high-throughput genomics and reporter assays, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated modifications of primary human T cells, and mouse models of autoimmunity.
Appointments will be made on a renewable one-year contract with the expectation of at least a three-year commitment. Positions are available immediately and will be filled as soon as possible.
Candidates with expertise in molecular biology, genomics assays, and mouse models are encouraged to apply; experience in human T cell biology or computational biology is also an asset. A PhD in Immunology or Molecular Genetics is preferred; the competitive candidate has a strong background in immune cell development or function, and mastery of molecular biology techniques.
The position requires a PhD in immunology, molecular genetics/biology, or a related field. A strong background in immune cell development or function, or molecular biology techniques is preferred. Experience with mouse handling, human cell culture, flow cytometry, high-throughput sequencing, and computational analysis will be highly desirable. Extremely motivated individuals with excellent communication skills within 1-3 years of receiving their PhD are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit application materials (brief cover letter, CV, statement of research interests) to this posting. Successful candidates will be asked to provide contact information for at least three references.
Deadline to apply: Friday April 30th, 2021
Deadline to apply: FridayApril 30th, 2021
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