Apost-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Brian Peters at theUniversity of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. The research focus is on theidentification of FDA approved sulfonylurea compounds that can blockinflammasome-mediated inflammation. The successful applicant will lead aproject aimed at determining the capacity of commonly used anti-diabeticmedications to inhibit inflammatory signaling in a variety of cell types andultimately use these compounds as repurposed therapy to alleviate inflammation duringvulvovaginal 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 experienceworking with microbiological agents, handling of mice, and conductingimmunological assays (e.g. ELISA, flow cytometry). The applicant should alsohave excellent communication skills, should be able to supervise graduatestudents and engage in team-oriented as well as independent work. Practicalexperience in medical mycology or fungal pathogenesis would be beneficial butnot necessary. The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center offers acompetitive compensation package and excellent work environment. Interestedindividuals should send their CV and the names of three references to: BrianPeters, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major Duties of Postdoctoral Trainee:
Dataanalysis and interpretation
Writeand submit manuscripts for publication
Writeand submit fellowship applications, if appropriate
Prepareand report of experimental findings to the principle investigator
Present research data at national andinternational meetings
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