Duke University Medical Center, Division of Innate and Comparative Immunology

Position ID:Duke University Medical Center-Division of Innate and Comparative Immunology-POSTDOC [#20033]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27705, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Infectious Disease
Immunology / Innate Immunity
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/10/12)
Position Description:   URMs  

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A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is immediately available to work in the Division of Innate and Comparative Immunology at Duke University School of Medicine. The position seeks a highly motivated candidate committed to developing an academic career in immunology, with a strong interest in innate immunity to viral infections.

The individual will work within the laboratories of Drs. R. Keith Reeves and Stephanie Jost where one goal is to understand how natural killer (NK) cells contribute to the control of SARS-CoV-2 infection. NK cells are crucial in early immune defense against viruses and could significantly help control SARS-CoV-2 infection, yet hyperactivated NK cell responses also have the potential to cause lung damage. The postdoctoral fellow will work on an NIH-supported project seeking to comprehensively characterize and clarify the role of NK cells in both the control and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 specific to the gastrointestinal tract in nonhuman primate models.

We seek:

• Recent Ph.D. graduate in Immunology, Virology, or Cell Biology. Experience with flow cytometry and other immunological techniques is essential. Prior experience with virology, nonhuman primate models, or primary cell culture is highly desirable. Computational experience is beneficial, but not required.

• Collaborative, ambitious, and scientifically driven individual, with a track record of productive research demonstrated by multiple first author publications.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to work independently to develop research projects as well as mentor others.

• Eagerness to design and implement new techniques and approaches to model human immune cell function.

We offer:

• A highly collaborative and supportive environment with the opportunity for both intellectual and professional growth.

• Opportunities to gain experience in cutting-edge immunological techniques and computational skills.

• Excellent environment and resources at Duke Research and Discovery @ RTP.

• Position fully supported by NIH funding.

Application materials:

• CV

• Cover letter describing previous work experience, personal strengths, and how your research interests fit with the position described.

• Contact information for 3 professional references.

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Further Info:
Duke Research and Discovery @ RTP
Box 106012
RTP Parmer (3rd FL / Bldg. 3)
Duke University Health System
27 Parmer Way
Durham, NC 27703