Postdoctoral Fellow/Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry
- University of Tennessee Heal Science Center
- Location: Memphis, TN
- Job Number: 7070891
- Posting Date: Oct 12, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionA Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in Dr. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick lab, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The postdoctoral fellow must have a strong background in immunology, particularly with a focus in neuroimmunology or infectious disease or molecular biology. The fellow will join a dynamic research team composed of Drs. Fitzpatrick and Scott Strome.
Research will involve both human and animal research. The laboratory focus is on identifying the mechanisms by which IVIG replacement therapy inhibits infectious and neuroinflammatory disorders. The fellow will investigate the ability of these IVIG replacements to inhibit pathology in animal models of SARS CoV-2 and alpha encephalitic viruses in the regional biocontainment laboratory, which requires clearance from the Department of Justice.
Preference will be given to individuals willing to work in BSL3 laboratory, have experience in T cell biology, viral immunology or neuroinflammation, ability and experience working with mouse models.
Good oral communication and writing skills are a must. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to author or co-author publications, submit postdoctoral training grants with the mentors help, participate in appropriate Journal clubs and seminars and work well in a team environment.
PhD with one year or less research experience with a strong background in immunology.
Interest applicants should send CV, brief statement of research interests and the names and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package (http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php). Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.