Job DescriptionResearch Associate with Immunology training is sought to investigate how dietary lipids influence environment-triggered lupus . Research will employ both a unique recently-described murine fetal liver-derived self-replicating ex vivo alveolar macrophage model that is genetically tractable (see https://doi.org/10.4049/immunohorizons.2200011 ) and a novel silica-triggered autoimmune mouse model (see https://doi.org/10.1177/0192623319878398 ).
We are looking for an individual who can independently design and execute experiments as member of a superb research team and a rich collaborative research environment involving the laboratories of Drs. James Pestka , Andrew Olive , and Jack Harkema. This is a 2 year +, NIH-supported post-doctoral research appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Successful applicant will be generously offered an NIH guideline-based salary and benefits. We have flexibility to accommodate family life.
Duties: Cell culture, molecular biology and biochemistry, in vivo mouse studies, assays of immune function, bioinformatics. Designing/conducting experiments, analyzing data, preparing data for publication and grant submission . Training/guidance of undergraduate and graduate researchers. Presenting at national/international meetings and applying for fellowships/grants.
Education: Doctorate (PhD, MD, VMD) in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, toxicology, nutrition, or a related biomedical field.
Experience: The ideal individual should have strong experimental skills, organizational skills, as well as the ability to interface with researchers across disciplines. Minimal expectations include first-authored publication, training in molecular biology and cell culture techniques and willingness to work with murine models. Individuals with training in immunological methods, macrophage biology, autoimmunity, animal models, CRISPR, and/or bioinformatics are particularly encouraged to apply
To apply: Please submit a CV, cover letter with statement of personal objectives, and contact information for three references.
With over 3100 miles of Great Lake shoreline, 11,000 inland lakes, 51,000 miles of rivers, 1300 miles of bike trails, Michigan (http://www.michigan.org) is a four-season wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.