Field: Immunology, Epigenetics, Regenerative Medicine, Trauma Medicine
Research Project Title: Genetic Understanding and Manipulation of Immune Responses to Biomaterials
Position Description: The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the Intramural Research Program, in the Section on Immuno-Engineering.
This position will work at the intersection of immunology and engineering to analyze biological responses to medical device implantation and develop new technologies to promote device integration and tissue regeneration. Work will focus on characterizing immune responses to materials with the opportunity to work with next-generation high-color flow cytometers and the vast microscopy knowledge available at NIBIB. Will also work closely with collaborating immunologists in other NIH institutes and with muscle trauma researchers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, who will help with functional regeneration testing. The Section on Immuno-Engineering focuses on immune reactions to medical devices and regenerative therapeutics to determine biologic mechanisms of immune responses to biomaterials in order to then leverage/modulate those to promote device integration and tissue regeneration. Candidates would be responsible for conducting studies to understand the basic molecular mechanisms of the local and systemic immune response to biomaterials and medical devices, focusing on innate immune activation and differentiation.
Qualifications: The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related discipline. The applicant must display strong technical experience with bisulfite sequencing and/or ChIP-sequencing, along with exposure standard techniques such as qRT-PCR and flow cytometry. Experience with animal modeling is preferred. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research, any interested applicants should be open to learning new techniques, especially in the field of trauma medicine and biomaterial therapeutics.
To Apply: Interested applicants should send their CV along with a one-page research statement (past/current/future) and the names and email addresses of 3 references to Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position includes salary and benefits in line with NIH standard levels for postdoctoral fellows.
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CONTACT: Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler, PhD