Employment and Positions

  1. 1. NIH funded post-doctoral position available in the Aballay lab at Duke University School of Medicine. Our laboratory has several exciting projects related to neural-immune communications, including the study of infection-induced neurodegeneration, the role of GPCRs in the control of immune homeostasis, and proteostasis. A variety of genetic, genomic, proteomic, pharmacologic, and cell biology approaches to clarify the role of the nervous system in the regulation of innate immune responses against bacterial pathogens will be used. The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree with a strong publication record. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of no more than 2 pages of research interests and future career plans, and three letters of recommendation. Please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9096

2. An NIH-funded position is available for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine. The research will focus on: i) molecular mechanisms of infection-induced autophagy, and ii) the effects of autophagy on mycobacterial virulence and host immunity. The candidate will have the opportunity to expand knowledge in immunology, vaccinology, and in vivo animal models of M. tuberculosis infections. The successful candidate is expected to be knowledgeable of standard molecular, cellular biology, and immunology techniques. The applicant must hold a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology, or related field. Candidates must have a record of publications as well as excellent communication (oral and written) skills. Ability to work independently is essential and previous research experience in the autophagy field and animal model is a plus.
Only candidates who have received their PhD or equivalent within the last 24 months will be considered. Qualified candidates meeting the above criteria should submit a current CV, description of previous research work, and the names and contact information of three references. Please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8808

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Please visit Duke’s Human Resources website often for future openings or contact jason.howard@duke.edu for additional information.


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