Postdoctoral Position in Mucosal Immunology: Stromal Cells – New Posting
Division of Immunology and Vaccinology
Danish Technical University
A Postdoctoral position is available in the Mucosal Immunology group headed by Professor William Agace at the Division of Immunology and Vaccinology, at the Danish Technical University, Veterinary Institute, Fredriksberg/Lyngby. The research group focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating immune homeostasis and inflammation in the intestinal tract with a particular interest in the impact of stromal elements in the regulation of adaptive immunity (see Nat Rev Immunol, 2014 Oct;14(10):667-85. Cell reports 2016 Mar 15;14(10):2375-88, Immunity, 2016 Apr 19;44 (4):850-74). The successful candidate will join a team of collaborative groups with expertise in state-of-the-art animal models, proteomics, systems biology and clinical gastroenterology to assess the mechanisms regulating regionalized immunity along the length of the intestinal tract.
Responsibilities and Tasks
The Postdoctoral fellow will utilize state of the art animal models and in vivo/in vitro phenotypic and functional assays to assess the ontogeny and function of intestinal stromal cells in the regulation of mucosal adaptive immune responses. In addition to their own project the successful candidate is expected to work closely alongside other members of the group/other groups on collaborative projects.
The candidate should be highly motivated, have the ability to work independently but also enjoy contributing and working within a team. The successful candidate will have documented training in immunology (Ph.D), with considerable practical expertise in a broad range of in vitro and in vivo immunological techniques, including multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting, IF microscopy, murine immune models. Prior experience in working with primary stromal cells is highly beneficial.
Salary and Terms of Employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.
The laboratory is located in Frederiksberg on the DTU Vet Campus but will move to the DTU Campus in Lyngby March-April 2017.
The period of employment is 3 years (with the possibility of an extension).
Further information may be obtained from Professor William Agace, firstname.lastname@example.org or Head of Division Jørgen Schøller, email@example.com You can read more about DTU Vet at www.vet.DTU.dk.
DTU Vet conducts veterinary and medical research, education, scientific advice to public authorities and diagnostic services at the highest level to improve the health and welfare of animals and people in society. The department is national veterinary reference laboratory and is responsible for the laboratory part of the veterinary contingency plan. DTU Vet plays a central role in creation of the future of veterinary and human medicine through excellence in research, scientific advice, education and diagnostic services. The department achieves this vision by the improvement of an entrepreneurial culture of leadership in basic and strategic research and by incorporating the findings into education, consultancy, and industry partnerships. In collaboration with DTU departments and the veterinary and medical communities, the department will give rise to the next generation of life science oriented engineers. The Researcher will be attached to the Division for Immunology and Vaccinology, one of the two divisions comprising the Department employing 220 persons.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
- Application (cover letter)
- List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Position in Mucosal/Viral Immunology –New Posting
Laboratory of Dr. Linda J. Saif
The Ohio State University
Wooster, Ohio, United States
An NIH post-doctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Linda J. Saif of The Ohio State University for a recent PhD trained in mucosal/viral immunology. Training/experience in virology and in vitro cell culture and enteroid models is desired. Research focus is on mucosal immunity to human enteric viruses (rotavirus, norovirus, etc) and mucosal viral vaccines in the context of a human microbiota transplanted neonatal germfree animal model for human disease and malnutrition. Emphasis is on immunomodulators (adjuvants, micronutrients, probiotics, etc) that enhance vaccines and reduce disease.
Our laboratory focuses on comprehensive and integrated studies of innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses in neonates to enteric viral pathogens and vaccines and the impact of gut commensals/probiotics/diet on these responses. Immune correlates of protection are assessed by viral challenge using our unique neonatal germfree animal disease model.
- A recent PhD in immunology or virology with viral immunology training
- Relevant documented experience in immunology including immunoassays and flow cytometry, microarrays and molecular assays.
- Experience in mucosal immunology, virology, biostatistics, cell culture, animal models desired. Experience in microbiome-host interactions is beneficial but not essential.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English documented by scientific presentations and peer-reviewed publications
- Ability to independently analyze and present scientific data at meetings and prepare and submit scientific reports and publications
- Ability to collaborate within a research team
Please send resume, one page statement of laboratory skills, scientific accomplishments, interests and goals and contact information for 3 references including supervisors via e-mail addressed to:
Dr. Linda J. Saif
Distinguished University Professor
Food Animal Health Research Program
OARDC/The Ohio State University
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
Laboratory of Dr. Simon Keely
University of Newcastle
New South Wales, Australia
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Simon Keely at University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Our group is interested in how gastrointestinal tissues adapt to the microenvironment associated with mucosal inflammation. We are currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study immune cell signalling during inflammation and hypoxia associated with gastrointestinal diseases such as IBD.
The successful applicant will use patient samples and animal models of IBD to functionally examine transcriptional regulators of immune cell differentiation and signalling.
A PhD in Immunology or a related field is required with demonstrated experience in immune cell isolation and profiling, animal handling and flow cytometry. Expertise in molecular techniques, such as cloning and promoter analysis is highly desirable.
Ideally candidates will be passionate about GI research and motivated to seek fellowship opportunities within 2 years.
A PhD with demonstrated expertise in mucosal immunology and flow cytometry.
A competitive track record of peer-reviewed publication, relative to opportunity.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
A postdoctoral fellowship in the field of Mucosal Immunology is available. We are looking for higly motivated applicants who have or expect to receive Ph.D. in Immunology/microbiology or a related field and have some degree of prior experience in handling mice. We plan to focus on cutting-edge research related to immune tolerance, mucosal immunology, microbiome, and lymphocyte homing. The postdoctoral fellow will learn to use mouse genetics, gnotobiotic technique, and CRISPR-CAS technology to answer important questions in the field of immunology.
Ph.D. or M.D.
Sangwon V. Kim Ph.D.
233 S 10th street, BLSB Rm 728
Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Tel: 215-955-2118 (Office)