Job Posting: Postdoctoral Position in Asthma and T Cell Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Kate Stuart
December 1, 2014
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, and productive laboratory focused on the role of sex hormones on Th17 cell-mediated airway inflammation associated with severe asthma.  To conduct our experiments, we utilize T cells from healthy individual and patients with asthma as well as mouse models which mimic
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 or an application to Dawn Newcomb ( and include “Post-doctoral Research Fellow Position” in the subject line. The application packet should include: (1) cover letter which includes an outline of current research focus and relevant experience, successes and future directions, any mentoring/teaching experience, immigration status, and the names and complete contact information for three potential references, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) ideal start date.