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Postdoc: Basic Mechanisms of Adaptive Immunity in Malaria

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Multiple projects are available immediately for an outstanding candidate to pursue NIH-funded cellular immunology research in a rodent model of malaria. The post-doctoral fellow will lead research on adaptive immunity to mouse malaria. Projects focus on T:B cooperation in the context of the spleen microenvironment, and memory T cell differentiation in Plasmodium chabaudi infection. Basic immunological mechanisms of the protective immune response will be explored. For more background see: Opata MM et al, 2015, 2018; Ibitokou SA, 2018; Carpio VH, 2015; and R01AI135061, R01NS106597. The selected candidate will be expected to play an active and collaborative role in the laboratory environment, be self-motivated, and develop and pursue an independent research project. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (received within last 2 years) and have a strong background in immunology research. Your enthusiasm for our research area, and a publication record in the field of immunology are required. Experience in in vivo T cell biology is preferred. This is a training position, including active scientific and career development mentoring. Salary level will be based on experience of the applicant. Women and applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as you will find a welcoming and motivating diverse group in our laboratory. UTMB was the first medical school west of the Mississippi River, and has a thriving infectious disease research community of more than 100 labs. UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled. To apply please send: CV, statement of research interests specific to this position (2-3 paragraphs), names and contact information of 3 references. 

Send applications to Robin Stephens (rostephe@utmb.edum).