The Parker laboratory at Rutgers Medical School is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work in the area of host-pathogen interactions. We work with Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii. Projects include understanding the contribution of type I and III interferon signaling to pathogenesis, understanding host innate cells and pathways to infection, innate immune memory, utilization of humanized mouse models as well as studies on metabolism and bacterial pathogenesis. Animal studies focus on the respiratory tract, with other projects on skin and systemic infection. The postdoctoral scientist will be involved in data generation, funding applications, analyzing data and will contribute to scientific manuscripts and student supervision under the direction of Dr. Parker. The successful applicant will have a PhD and/or MD/PhD with a strong background in immunology and/or microbiology. Applicants should be competitive for external funding or have their own funding. The laboratory is supported through the NIH. Rutgers University Medical School is ideally located in Newark, with access to the New Jersey suburbs and New York City.
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