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attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address
your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that
directly relate to this position.
A postdoctoral position is available in the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute
for Medicine and Biological Sciences (MNIMBS) and the Mary H. Weiser Food
Allergy Center. We are seeking a full-time post-doctoral research fellow to
study the immunological mechanisms of adjuvants in promoting protective
vaccine responses towards viral and bacterial pathogens. The major goal of our
research is to develop targeted adjuvants which elicit tailored responses to
specific diseases including influenza and SARS-CoV-2 such that improved
vaccines promoting broad, durable and potent immunity can be developed for use
in young and elderly populations.Through better understanding the interactions
between adjuvants with immune effectors we also apply this work in other
disease systems including food allergy.We are seeking enthusiastic applicants
that can independently conduct research as well as work in a highly
collaborative interdisciplinary team with a demonstrated ability to work on
multiple projects concurrently. The postdoctoral fellow will report directly
to Drs. Pamela Wong and James Baker, Jr. The initial appointment is for two
years with opportunity for extension.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities
through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and
technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan,
nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic
Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and
research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Candidates should have experience in cell culture and standard biochemical,
molecular biology and immunological techniques such as flow cytometry, ELISA,
RNA isolation, qPCR, organ and tissue harvesting and processing, and
recombinant protein production and purification. Candidates with experience
performing serological and T cell assays and virus
produciton/isolation/neutralization assays are preferred. Candidates must
possess significant experience working independently with murine models. The
successful applicant will be expected to both develop independent research
projects and work closely with other researchers collaboratively on current
ongoing projects. In addition to experimental work, responsibilities also
include data analysis/interpretation, preparation of research papers and
publications, as well as involvement in grant writing, and
mentoring/supervision of undergraduate students. Involvement in shared duties
for lab maintenance will also be expected.
A recent Ph.D. degree in immunology, biochemistry, or related biomedical
In addition to the required qualifications listed in the job summary,
candidates must possess a strong background in immunology.
Experience working independently with murine models
Strong publication record.
Background in vaccine development or virology.
Previous experience in virology and related techniques
Proficiency in designing flow cytometry panels and analyzing flow
Experience assisting with grant preparation, and interest in applying for
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selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This
opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the
minimum posting period has ended.
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