Post Doctoral Fellow- Department of Microbiology and Immunology

North Decatur, Georgia, US
Apr 28, 2021
Jun 01, 2021
Biology, Genetics
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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratories of Jeremy Boss, PhD and Christopher Scharer, PhD in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Emory University School of Medicine. The candidate will work with a dynamic team of immunologists to perform urgently needed research on: i) the epigenetic regulation of memory B cell responses in murine influenza models; ii) B cell dysfunction in human autoimmune diseases; iii) immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 in adults and pediatric cohorts; and iv) role of epigenetic modifying complexes and transcription factors in plasma cell differentiation. Please visit for more information on the laboratory, the team, and our research program. Successful candidates will be highly self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and have excellent organization and communication skills. A PhD degree in the biological sciences and expertise in immunology, epigenetics, or a related field is required. Experience with animal models, molecular biology, bioinformatics, cellular immunology, next-gen sequencing workflows and/or human sample collection and culture is preferred.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
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