Postdoctoral scientist

Website daneparkerlab Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

The Parker laboratory at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work in the areas of innate immunity and host-pathogen interactions in the airway. Current projects in the lab include: trained immunity and lung function after infection, airway epithelial resistance mechanisms, role of type I and III interferons in pathogenesis, humanized mouse models of infection and alveolar macrophage development and function. The primary pathogen used is Staphylococcus aureus, although prior microbiology experience is not essential. The postdoctoral scientist will be involved in experiment design, data generation, student supervision, manuscript writing, conference participation and is expected to apply for external funding.  Applicants should be competitive for external funding. The successful candidate will have a PhD or MD/PhD with a firm background in immunology or microbiology. Prior experience in animal work, multicolor flow cytometry and cell culture is desirable. Please send a cover letter with research interests along with a CV.

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