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Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a highly motivated candidate at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in Baltimore, Maryland. The successful candidate will join an ongoing research study focused on immunity at the fetal-maternal interface and impact of maternal HIV or malaria infections on immune responses in infants. This project will entail phenotypic and functional analyses of neonatal and infant lymphocytes using a high-dimensional flow cytometry approach. Deep understanding of multi-parameter flow cytometry, with ability to design, troubleshoot and optimize panels is essential. Previous experience with a spectral flow cytometry platform and knowledge of FlowSOM or other unsupervised cluster analysis pipelines is highly desirable. The successful applicant will have access to state-of-the-art spectral flow cytometry and mass cytometry analyzers under the supervision of expert faculty. The project is a highly collaborative effort providing the opportunity to interact with world-renowned human immunologists at the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine.


Duties will include design and execution of experiments, data analysis and manuscript preparation. Routine experimental approaches include ex vivo stimulation of cord and peripheral blood mononuclear cells, primary cell cultures, flow cytometry-based functional assays (including intracellular cytokine production and granule mobilization), sorting, extraction of nucleic acids, quantitative PCR.


The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D., or M.D., Ph.D., with prior experience operating flow cytometry analyzers. Experience in molecular biology is desirable but not required. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, CV and complete contact information for 3 references to Cristiana Cairo, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. 725 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.  [email protected]. The University of Maryland, Baltimore is and AAE/EEO/ADA employer



Job: Postdoctoral Fellows
Organization: School of Medicine - Centers/Programs/ORCs
Job Posting: Feb 25, 2022


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