Position DetailsTitle Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine - Infectious Disease
Specific Title Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow Department IUSM - Medicine - Infectious Disease Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis Position Summary
The Aronoff Lab at Indiana University of Medicine has a one-to-two-year postdoctoral research fellow position available for a project related to characterizing host-microbial interactions and innate immunity at the fetal- maternal interface, involved in the pathogenesis of Group B Streptococcus (GBS). This position will primarily involve working with human cells and tissues, specifically human placental tissues, and bacterial pathogens (BSL-2).
Under minimal supervision, the postdoctoral research fellow will be expected to apply strong organizational and interpersonal skills to lead an independent research project related to the above-mentioned theme in the Aronoff Lab. More specifically, to plan and coordinate highly detailed in vitro experiments using bacteria, human placental macrophages and gestational membranes. The candidate will be expected to organize and plan all aspects of experimentation and collaborate with core facilities to complete downstream assays such as flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and scRNA sequencing and analysis. Other downstream applications such as microscopy, cytokine analysis, qRT-PCR, Western blot, and immunofluorescence can be done within our laboratory. Candidates will be expected to isolate single cells from both placenta and gestational membranes for use in experiments throughout the lab, as well as work with intact membranes in trans-well experiments. The candidate will collect, interpret, assess, and communicate data and results to team leaders and present data at lab meetings.
As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
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Doctorate degree required. Candidates must have a PhD, MD, DO or similar advanced degree. Experience working with cell lines and bacteria is required.
Department Contact for Questions
Lisa Rogers – Lab Manager Email: [email protected]
Prior experience with immunology assays (flow, IHC, IF, ELISA, WB) is highly desirable, as well as working with tissues at the single-cell level (including isolations from whole tissue).
Special Instructions Priority Application Review Deadline Expected Start Date 03/15/2023 OAA # IUSM-01620-2023Supplemental Questions
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