A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Brian Peters at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. The research focus is on the identification of FDA approved sulfonylurea compounds that can block inflammasome-mediated inflammation. The successful applicant will lead a project aimed at determining the capacity of commonly used anti-diabetic medications to inhibit inflammatory signaling in a variety of cell types and ultimately use these compounds as repurposed therapy to alleviate inflammation during vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC). Applicants must have experience in cell culture, preferably working with a variety of different cell types (THP1, HL60, epithelial cells). Strong preference will be given to those who have experience working with microbiological agents, handling of mice, and conducting immunological assays (e.g. ELISA, flow cytometry). The applicant should also have excellent communication skills, should be able to supervise graduate students and engage in team-oriented as well as independent work. Practical experience in medical mycology or fungal pathogenesis would be beneficial but not necessary. The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center offers a competitive compensation package and excellent work environment. Interested individuals should send their CV and the names of three references to: Brian Peters, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org. Major Duties of Postdoctoral Trainee: Oversee research projects Design experimental protocols Conduct experimental protocols Data analysis and interpretation Write and submit manuscripts for publication Write and submit fellowship applications, if appropriate Supervise research students Prepare and report of experimental findings to the principle investigator Present research data at national and international meetings
Qualifications Applicants must have significant experience in cell culture. Experience with animal models of infection, molecular biology and immunological assays is also preferred. The applicant should also have excellent communication skills, should be able to supervise graduate students and engage in team-oriented as well as independent work. Cell culture, mouse models of infectious disease; microbiology; immunology; flow cytometry; ELISA; drug efficacy studies; histology. Successful candidates must possess a PhD in any of the Biomedical Sciences. Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package (http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php). Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.
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