Postdoctoral Scholar, Innate Immunity in the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases
- University of Calgary
- Location: Calgary, Canada
- Job Number: 7175107
- Posting Date: Aug 30, 2023
- Salary / Pay Rate: CAD$50,000 plus benefits
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Area: Gastrointestinal Immunology
Duration: This is a 2-year position with the possibility of extension.
Start Date: January 2024 (Flexible)
Salary: CAD$50,000/year plus benefits
The postdoc will work at Dr. Eduardo R. Cobo’s lab (www.cobolab.com) on projects related to investigate the production and antimicrobial and immune modulatory functions of cathelicidin peptides in intestinal homeostasis and disease. These host defense peptides innately secreted by the intestinal epithelium and surrounding neutrophils are important components of the epithelial innate immune system in humans and livestock animals, with still unknown roles controlling infection and mitigating inflammatory responses. The goal is to advance cathelicidins as natural and effective alternatives to current treatments for enterocolitis that could reduce the use of conventional antibiotics. Our approach includes the use of murine models deprived of cathelicidins and pigs challenged by enteropathogens and cultured intestinal cells, leukocytes, and colonoids to determine mechanisms of action of cathelicidins.
A recent PhD (within 3 years of graduation) in medicine, veterinary medicine, biomedical science, immunopathology, or a related discipline. Ability to work independently with good communication skills in English. Experience in immunology, molecular biology, or animal models is desired. The candidate must also have a track record of academic success as evidenced by peer- reviewed publications, awards, and scholarships.
Send your 1) CV, 2) a letter stating your experience and, 3) the names and contact information for two persons who have agreed to provide references to Dr. Eduardo R. Cobo (Univ. of Calgary, Canada) at [email protected]. Check our website for more information (www.cobolab.com/).
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