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Faculty Positions in Immunology/Host Defense University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City

Assistant, Associate and Full Professor applications are solicited to join an enthusiastic and well-funded faculty in the Division of Microbiology and Immunology within the University of Utah’s Department of Pathology. Tenure-track faculty positions are available at all ranks. Candidates with expertise in
neuroimmunology, human immunology, host-pathogen interactions (bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic), and mucosal immunology/ microbiome are particularly encouraged to apply. The primary criteria for selection will be excellence and creativity in research and scholarship. The ideal candidates must have a MD, PhD, or DVM degree and a research track record that supports an independent research program and complements ongoing research at the institution. The successful candidate will join a Division with active research in T cell biology, MHC structure, autoimmunity (MS, Diabetes, SLE), miRNA, microbiome,
cancer immunology, fibrosis, and infection immunology including labs focused on Borrelia, Cryptococcus, E.coli, HIV, malaria, and Schistosomiasis. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and appointments will include competitive start-up packages.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, a vibrant and progressive town that sits in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range. This offers a truly unique mix of city life, outdoor activities and a world-class biomedical research program. The University of Utah is adjacent to ARUP national reference laboratory, a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. Interested candidates should submit electronically to https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/113246 a curriculum vitae, a brief cover letter, the names and addresses of three references and a 2-page
description of anticipated research directions.

More information at www.path.utah.edu/recruiting or you may contact brian.evavold@path.utah.edu. The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering
and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from
historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable
accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact:

Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135
(801) 581-8365

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


Postdoctoral Training Program in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado

Our Mission
The Section of Developmental Biology, headed by Dr. Bruce Appel, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, with support from the Gates Frontiers Fund, established the DevBioPostDoc Program to advance the next generation of scientific leaders in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine. The DevBioPostDoc Program trains future postdoctoral fellows to become scientific experts through cutting-edge research and close guidance from principal investigators at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

The Position
The DevBioPostDoc Program intends to attract research-driven scientists from across the world and encourages those who want to pursue an academic scientific research to apply. Postdoc trainees are provided with a salary support in accordance with the NIH pay scale and a full benefits package from the University of Colorado. Successful applicants will be appointed as Gates Fellows with initial appointments made for one year and continued support contingent on satisfactory progress.

Our Story
Member labs of the DevBioPostDoc program use diverse model systems to address a broad range of questions in the areas of Developmental Biology, Disease Modeling, and Regenerative Medicine. Read more about the research of our principal investigators at the Section of Developmental Biology here.
Read the stories of our current DevBioPostDoc trainees here.

Application Process
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and less than two years of postdoctoral experience. Interested candidates submit 1) a statement explaining their motivation to join the program and indicating their preferred host lab (2-page maximum), 2) CV and 3) arrange for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and finalists will be invited for virtual interviews. Applications should be submitted here.

For more information, we encourage you to contact Dr. Charles Sagerström, Co-Director of the Postdoctoral Training Program, charles.sagerstrom@cuanschutz.edu and Dr. Alexa Burger, Co-Director of the Postdoctoral Training Program, alexa.burger@cuanschutz.edu.

If you want to learn more about the DevBioPostDoc program and to communicate with the postdoctoral
trainees, please email them directly cudevbiopostdocs@gmail.com.
 


Open Postdoctoral Research Position - Tumor Immunology

The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to study novel immunotherapy approaches for gastrointestinal cancers.  Experience with mouse work, flow cytometry, and immune cell assays is preferable. Applicants must have obtained a PhD in cancer biology, immunology, or a related field within the past three years.  Strong oral and written English skills are required.  The successful candidate should have independent research skills and a track record of success in the laboratory.

Interested applicants please submit a CV and contact information for 3 references to ellen.beswick@hsc.utah.edu
 


Open Postdoctoral Research Position

The Puri Lab at the University of Utah seeks to hire a postdoctoral research associate to work on a funded project studying the biosynthesis of natural products made by underexplored bacteria. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, or a related field, and experience with protein expression, purification, and enzymology.

Interested applicants should contact Aaron Puri directly (a.puri@utah.edu) with a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references.
 


SEAL (Science Excelerator and Leadership) Program Position Ope

With this change in mind, the Gregg lab at the University of Utah is transitioning to a new model of science and discovery that caters to professional scientists by launching the SEAL (Science Excelerator and Leadership) Program. We are investigating new ways to take on higher impact scientific problems and make major advances in a shorter period of time. To help with this, the lab will transition to a new name – the Precision Brain Genetics Lab. This name change reflects the focus of the science and important roles of senior investigators in the lab and their capability to obtain independent grants if they wish. Right now, we are seeking to recruit a new SEAL program scientist to the lab at the level of a career track assistant professor, staff scientist or postdoctoral fellow.
 


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Iron Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Babitt laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School to elucidate novel molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in iron homeostasis. A particular focus of the laboratory is to identify the molecular basis by which bone morphogenetic proteins regulate iron metabolism and the links between these pathways and the crippling complications of iron disorders and chronic kidney disease. We employ state-of-the-art multidisciplinary experimental approaches, including novel mouse genetic models, primary cell isolation and culture, signal transduction assays, advanced microscopy techniques, flow cytometry, and multiomic approaches, among others. Postdoctoral fellows will benefit from a highly collaborative environment and connections to premier biomedical institutions in the greater Boston area.

Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences. Ideal applicants will have an experimental background in molecular/cellular biology and mouse models of disease, a strong publication record, and excellent communication/interpersonal skills. 

If interested, please email a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three references to: 

Jodie L. Babitt, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Translational Nephrology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
babitt.jodie@mgh.harvard.edu
 


Post-Doctoral Opportunity at University of South Carolina

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the laboratories of Drs. John J. Lemasters and Anna-Liisa Nieminen in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. This is a joint NIH-funded research project to examine the molecular pathways of mitochondrial iron uptake and release in hepatocytes and ultimately in the liver. To address the questions posed, we will utilize a variety of hepatocyte-specific transgenic mouse strains, affinity enrichment-mass spectrometry, confocal/super-resolution/intravital multiphoton microscopy, and a newly developed mitochondrial iron sensor. Collectively, information gained from this project will impact several different pathologies where mitochondrial iron uptake plays a pathogenic role.

We are seeking a motivated and energetic scientist who can work independently, and who will be mentored in a collaborative and productive research environment addressing mitochondrial biology and cell injury. Extensive training in confocal/super-resolution/intravital imaging will be provided.

The successful candidate should have a recent PhD, MD, or equivalent. Priority will be given to qualified candidates with a strong background in molecular and cellular biology. Experience with rodent models is also preferred, but not required. Salary will follow NIH guidelines commensurate with training and experience.

If interested, please send a letter describing your research experience/interests/future career goals, CV, and contact information for three references electronically to:

John J. Lemasters, MD, PhD
jjlemasters@musc.edu

Anna-Liisa Nieminen, PhD
nieminen@musc.edu
 


Staff Scientist (Mass Spectrometry)

The Monell Chemical Senses Center is a nonprofit, basic research institute dedicated primarily to research in smell and taste.  The Center is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and has close ties to Penn as well as other Universities in Philadelphia.  Center research focuses on understanding how the chemical senses function and their importance in regulating behavior and physiology.

Monell seeks a staff scientist for the George Preti Research Support Core for Analytical Chemistry.  The scientist will be responsible for analysis of complex biological samples.  The successful candidate will have method development experience, including UPLC and exact mass spectrometry.  Primary responsibilities will be to provide research support to Monell scientists with an emphasis on metabolomics and lipidomics. Experience with metabolite ID and small molecule characterization is a plus.

Qualifications
-    Broad experience with mass spectrometry and method development
-    Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and perform a variety of complicated tasks
-    Demonstrated ability to apply creativity in solving complex analytical problems
-    Ability to work in a collaborative environment
-    The ability to work with little supervision and a strong work ethic is critical
-    Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (English)
-    B.S. degree in chemistry or associated discipline and 2+ years of hands‐on LC/MS/MS experience (graduate degree preferred)
-    Experience with metabolomics and/or lipidomics applications
-    Experience with both targeted and non‐targeted assays
-    Experience with Orbitrap‐based mass spectrometers and Compound Discover and/or Acquire X software is a plus

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit the following documents to http://apply.interfolio.com/84417
-   Cover letter describing your experience
-   Curriculum vitae including salary history
-   Contact information of three references
 


Postdoctoral Training Opportunities with the Metabolism and Nutrition Training Program (MANTP) at UW-Madison

Up to 3 years of funding of your salary at NIH postdoctoral rates in a highly collegial community of scientists focused on the molecular, genetic, biochemical and clinical and population-based aspects of nutrition-related biomedical research.

Mock-review of your F32 or similar postdoctoral fellowship proposal in study section composed of other trainees and faculty trainers.

Gain experience at grant reviewing via participation as a reviewer in MANTP mock study section.

Funds (up to $2500) to pay help pay for unique professional development opportunities such as a class at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.

Trainee-specific meetings (2-4 / semester) with outside speakers from academia, industry and other venues to discuss career trajectories and opportunities.

Annual meetings to discuss the research progress of all trainees including opportunities to deliver a “chalk-talk” that addresses the broad relevance of your work and its applicability to the NIH mission.

Integrative annual retreat with U Chicago T32 on “Digestive Diseases and Nutrition” where the focus is on increased exposure to cutting edge translational research, improving research presentations at national meetings, professional development activities and networking.

Opportunities to mentor young investigators.

Guidance from the MANTP Executive Committee in planning your career trajectory – both short- and long-term.

Input regarding application letters, CVs, research presentation and what to expect in interviews.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing research background and career goals, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:

Rick Eisenstein Ph.D.
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin
1415 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Email contact: eisenstein@nutrisci.wisc.edu

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Positions are open only to U.S. citizens and non-citizen nationals per NIH policy.

 


Tisch Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Position open 10/23/20

A Postdoctoral position is currently available within the lab of Dr. Yelena Ginzburg at the Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai. The lab focuses on iron metabolism and erythropoiesis in health and disease, using mouse models and human samples ex vivo to ask questions about basic biology, physiology, and pathophysiology.

The candidate PhD or MD/PhD in biochemistry, physiology, or molecular biology will have an opportunity to contribute to and shape several ongoing projects within the lab.

For more information about this position and instructions on how to apply, please click here.