A post-doctoral research fellow position is available in the research laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Goettel in the division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and possess proficiency in immunological techniques/assays, cell culture, as well as molecular biology. Mouse experience is a must and experience performing injections (ip, retro-orbital, intrahepatic) is highly desirable. Our main research focus is in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of mucosal immunity and host-microbial cross-regulation that promote immune homeostasis and gastrointestinal health. In effort to understand human gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders, we have established a research pipeline that moves our basic research findings using several murine systems into novel translational models, which funnel into new clinical trials. This position will lead industry-sponsored research projects involving humanized mice that will include human hematopoietic stem cell isolation from cord blood as well as cellular preps from peripheral blood of patients and healthy donors for use in our mouse xenograft models.
- PhD required
- A record of innovative research
- Demonstrated skills in immunological assays and flow cytometry
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Experience with cell culture and animal models
- Strong interest in translational research
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