Monday, October 21, 2013

USA: Postdoctoral position immunology, molecular, or cell biology

A postdoctoral position is open to study homing properties of T cell subsets in melanoma and vitiligo, in the laboratory of Dr. Caroline Le Poole. Highly motivated recent graduates (PhD and/or MD) with a strong background in immunology, molecular, or cell biology are encouraged to apply. Previous experience working with mice is preferred. Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to drug free and smoke free workplace.
Our research is conducted in the Oncology Research Institute on the Loyola University Chicago Health Science Campus, located in the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
To apply: Interested applicants may send CV, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information of three references via email to:

USA: Postdoctoral position in translational gene therapy and cell therapy

A Research Associate/postdoctoral position is available in translational gene therapy and cell therapy. This position is available for a scientist (PhD, MD, and/or DVM) interested in the design and use of cell based therapies to modulate immunity for a variety of disease conditions. This position will focus on the development of novel strategies to alter immunity through the use of genetically altered immune cells in the context of cancer, autoimmunity, and/or infection. The overall aim is to develop novel immune therapies, demonstrate efficacy and mechanisms of action in preclinical studies, which will lead to Phase I clinical trials in patients. The ideal candidate will have a background in gene therapy, inflammation, molecular immunity, and in vivo techniques. Experience with autoimmunity, immunotherapy, and viral transduction would be helpful. Good communication skills, leadership potential, and the ability to work in a team are essential. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
To apply: Interested applicants should send a single PDF document by email that contains: a brief summary of research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and the names of three professional references to:
Dr. Charles Sentman, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 6W Borwell Bldg., One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756, U.S.A; email:; website:

Avian Immunology postdoctoral research opportunity at USA

An Avian Immunology postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory (SEPRL) in Athens, GA. The selected applicant will participate in research on avian immunology as it relates to infection and protection against avian influenza virus.
To be eligible, applicants must have received a doctorate degree in an area related to immunology or infectious diseases within five years of the desired starting date. Relevant fields include immunology, virology, infectious diseases, and molecular biology.
The ideal candidate will have experience with animal models of infectious diseases and specific experience with poultry, virology, and influenza research.
In addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills, required previous experience includes:
  • Flow cytometry
  • Immunofluorescence staining
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Molecular cloning
  • Cell culture
  • Standard microbiological techniques
  • Animal handling skills
BSL-3 laboratory experience is desirable as this position requires work in a biocontainment laboratory. Candidates must have the ability to read and write English.
While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with ARS, this position requires a pre-employment check and a full background investigation.
This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents.
This is an equal opportunity program open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or covered veteran’s status.
For additional information about the ARS Postdoctoral Research Program, please visit
To apply: An application can be found at Please reference Project # ARS-SEPRL-2013-0010 in your application and when calling or writing for information.
Contact: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), Attn: ARS Postdoctoral Research Program, MS-36, P.O. Box 117, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Questions: Ms. Elizabeth Nelson, Phone: 865-574-0781, Fax: 865-576-4197,
Please contact with questions.
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Post-Doctoral Position in Biomedical Engineering

The Whiting School of Engineering, Divisions of Cardiac Surgery and of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University are seeking a candidate for postdoctoral fellowship to conduct collaborative research aimed at the development of novel cardiac support systems. We seek candidates with expertise in design of biomedical devices, and/or systems operating at the interface between engineering and physiology. Early phases of the project involve development of concepts through interactions with medical and engineering faculty members with diverse background and expertise. The candidate is also expected to assist in project management, including coordination among academic and administrative personnel, as well as planning of technical meetings. Consequently, the candidate must also possess strong organizational skills and be able to successfully navigate a complex diverse environment.

To Apply

Please email a detailed CV, along with a brief description of relevant past experience to using “JHU Health Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Application” in the subject line; any questions may be directed to this email address as well.


Johns Hopkins University
Qualifications: A PhD in Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with biomedical emphasis or related fields is required. Previous experience in system engineering and/or management of research group is preferred.
The Department is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship – Host genome engineering and the gut microbime

  • Highly innovative host biology project
  • Excellent development opportunity within a large multi-faceted organisation
  • Join our team at CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation!

The Position: The aim of this project is to study the impact on colonisation and amplification of food borne pathogens, particularly Campylobacter and Salmonella, by direct modification of host factors with precision genome engineering tools. This will be conducted in the real food production animal (the chicken) rather than by translation from a model animal system such as the mouse, which have no relevance to industry. The impact of food borne pathogens on the Australian economy amounts to $1.2 billion per annum.

Specifically you will:

  • Analyse research literature to select candidate genes that will impact on host interaction with microbiome. Design and implement strategies using precision genome engineering to knock-out candidate gene.
  • Assess the feasibility of using genome engineered chicken cell lines to examine the interaction between bacterial pathogens and host cells.
  • Develop a line of knock-out chickens and assess the impact of the gene knock-out on the microbial composition of the gut flora using metagenomics approaches.
  • Study the impact of gene knock-out host on the ability for pathogenic bacteria (Clostridia, Listeria, Salmonella) to colonise and propagate.
  • Write scientific papers for peer-reviewed international journals, and present research findings at conferences.
  • Participate in CSIRO postdoctoral training program

Location: Geelong, Victoria Salary: AU$78K – $86K per annum plus up to 15.4% superannuation Tenure: 36 months Reference: VIC13/03735

To be successful in this position you will need:

  • A Ph.D with a strong background in microbiology, molecular biology, or cellular biology is required. Candidates for this position must have high quality first author publications from their Ph. D. work.
  • A demonstrated track record in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, or in an equivalent scientific discipline with excellent written and oral communication skills, in the form of scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference presentations
  • Demonstrated high level skills in molecular biology techniques and/or microbiome compositional analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse information, make independent, correct and timely decisions to achieve project goals and to contribute to the develop collaborations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently under minimal supervision while contributing to overall team performance and proven ability to meet performance deadlines during the course of the project;
  • Ability to work with a broad range of people from varying research backgrounds and evidence of strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to publish the results of scientific research in scientific journals

To Apply

 For further information and to apply online please visit our website at choose “Positions Vacant” then “Job Search” and insert Reference Number VIC13/03735  where indicated.
Applications Close: 31 October 2013 (11:30pm AEST)


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Research awards at the graduate, postdoctoral and senior research levels, USA

Research Associateship Program Research Opportunities.  The National Research Council of the National Academies is accepting applications for competitive awards for independent graduate, postdoctoral and senior scientific research to be conducted at participating US federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  Awards are offered in all fields of science and engineering.  These awards provide the opportunity to devote full time to research in state-of-the-art facilities often unique to the federal research enterprise.  Applicants design their own research projects to be compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratory.  Many opportunities are open to non-US as well as US citizens.  Most awards are for one year, renewable in annual increments to a total of three years.  Senior researchers may apply for shorter periods.  Further details are on the Web site.

Sponsoring laboratories include:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,  US Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Air Force Research Laboratory, US Air Force Academy, US Army Research Laboratory, US Military Academy, Naval Research Laboratory, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory and US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, including Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.
 Awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 to $80,000 per year and higher for additional experience.  Awards also include relocation, professional travel and health insurance.  Prospective applicants must identify a research opportunity at a participating laboratory using the Web site listed below, and contact the prospective Research Adviser at the lab as early as possible prior to the anticipated application date to discuss research interests and funding opportunities.   Applications must be submitted online directly to the NRC  CVs will not be accepted in lieu of online applications.  Annual application submission deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 for reviews in mid-March, mid-June, mid-September and mid-January respectively.  Awards are announced within six to eight weeks of each application review deadline.  Questions should be directed to the NRC at TEL: 202-334-2760 or