Cornell University, Microbiology & Immunology

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Position ID:Cornell-M&I-PD [#22311]
Position Title: Posdoctoral
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Immunology
Imaging / Intravital Imaging
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/08/11, finished 2023/06/03)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Postdoctoral positions to study spatiotemporal regulation of CD4 T cell effector function

The Fowell lab focuses on mechanisms of CD4 effector function, in situ, in inflamed and infected tissues. We utilize intravital multiphoton imaging, optogenetics and single cell analysis to determine context-specific cues that enhance or regulate CD4 T cell effector function (Th1, Th2, Tfh). Postdoctoral positions are available for a number of projects, including but not limited to: • Determining how the inflammatory milieu in infected tissues shapes the transcriptional and epigenetic programming of effector function • Development of spatial transcriptomics approaches to determine how tissue location impacts function in infected tissues • Positional cues (chemokines, ECM, pathogen foci) that regulate the entry, retention and exit of effector T cells at inflamed sites using optogenetic models to mark T cells in time and space.

Meet the Fowell Lab,

Qualifications and Compensation Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent advanced degree. Prior immunology experience is preferred, but not essential. Candidates with imaging or bioinformatics expertise who are looking to apply quantitative tools to the study of immune responses in health and disease are encouraged to apply. The PI is committed to supporting the candidate’s career development and research progress, including the exploration of new project areas and collaborations. Competitive salaries are set above the NIH guidelines, with excellent benefits.

Highly Dynamic and Multidisciplinary Environment Successful postdocs will join a highly collaborative research group within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Cornell Center for Immunology. The positions offer the chance to contribute to a multidisciplinary and cutting-edge research community with opportunities to collaborate closely with experts in immunology, bioinformatics and biomedical engineering, including advanced hyperspectral and 3-photon imaging programs.

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  • Unique applicable skills.

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Cornell University
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853