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The Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting two postdoctoral researchers to work on a project that aims to understand the basic immunology underlying effective vaccines. The project takes a systems immunology approach using mouse, non-human primate as well as human samples to interrogate the early response to immunization at a molecular and cellular level. It is a collaborative effort between multiple laboratories, led by Dr. Nevil Singh ( at the UMSOM combining expertise in cellular immunology, single-cell transcriptomics, epigenetics, proteomics, computational immunology, and animal modelling. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in Immunology and interested in thinking about as well as debating challenging concepts in the field. For motivated individuals there is considerable opportunity to learn new methodologies, evolve new theoretical paradigms and develop new lines of research. Experience working with mouse models of infection, immunization or tumors, analysis of lymphocyte function ex vivo and basic molecular biology is necessary. Description
The position is available immediately, with some flexibility. Individuals who are interested should submit a detailed CV, a brief statement of interests and relevant skills, the names and contact details of three references, and a short description of their doctoral training and future research goals to Dr. Nevil J Singh, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the Greeenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Email: [email protected].

The ideal candidates for this position will be highly motivated with clear interest in cellular and molecular immunology and a willingness to learn. Strong molecular biology skills, experience with cell culture assays in immunology and working on mouse models, with evidence of productivity & creativity will be evaluated. Additionally experience with any of these following techniques is a big plus, but not required: multiparametric flow cytometry, single-cell RNAseq and ATAC-seq. The successful candidate will be highly collaborative and expected to thrive as project leaders in an environment with graduate students, technicians etc. Excellent oral and written communication skills (in English) for presenting/discussing research, as well as preparing manuscripts for publication are also required. For additional questions after application, please email above. UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academic and scientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusive environment that supports all employees. If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email.

Job: Faculty
Organization: School of Medicine - Basic Science Departments
Job Posting: May 20, 2022


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