Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Position, Asthma and T cell immunology; Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, VUMC, Nashville, TN

Kate Stuart
May 20, 2017

Postdoctoral Position in Asthma and T cell immunology
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

The laboratory of Dr. Dawn C. Newcomb invites applications for a post-doctoral position with training and experience in immunology and mouse models of disease. The ideal candidate will work within a dynamic, extramurally-funded laboratory focused on the role of sex hormones on CD4+ T cell and ILC-mediated airway inflammation in asthma.  To conduct our experiments, we utilize cells from healthy individual and patients with asthma as well as mouse models which mimic asthma.

Required qualifications:

Experience, knowledge, and a publication record in immunology or related field.
Experience with tissue culture techniques and/or animal models
Strong research, analytical, critical thinking, and writing skills.
Proactive and flexible demeanor with ability to effectively work in a team environment.
Ability to handle confidential patient information in a HIPPA-compliant manner
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to develop meaningful collaborations


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with flow cytometry, ELISAs, western blotting, and real-time PCR
Experience in culturing primary cells from patients as well as mice
Experience in analyzing and confirming microarray, RNA-sequencing, or ChIP-sequencing data

Please submit Inquiries to Dawn Newcomb ( and include “Post-doctoral Research Fellow Position” in the subject line.