Postdoc-Cellular and Molecular Immunology-University of Southern California, USA (CA)


Location: Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, United

Deadline: 21/09/2016


The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private, not-for-profit, and nonsectarian research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in the city area of Los Angeles, California. As California’s oldest private research university, USC has historically educated a large number of the region’s business leaders and professionals. In recent decades, the university has also leveraged its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research and cultural institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. An engine for economic activity, USC contributes approximately $5 billion annually to the economy of the Los Angeles county area.

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in a research laboratory in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. The successful candidate will participate in studies to define immuno-regulatory pathways that control the innate and adaptive immune responses involved in the lung inflammatory diseases. Please refer to our recent publications for further information (Immunity. 2015, JACI 2016).

We are seeking highly motivated and collaborative individuals capable of independent reasoning and excited about learning new technologies. The candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills and familiar with techniques such as multi color flow cytometry, cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, RT-PCR, animal handling and preferably measuring airway hyperreactivity. This job is open only for recent graduate applicants with PhD or applicants that expect to graduate from an Immunology PhD program soon. Applicants should have at least one or two immunology related published articles preferably related to mucosal immunology and airway inflammation. Applicants should not have prior postdoctoral research experience.

The laboratory is located in the recently built Norris Research Tower, Keck School of Medicine with full time access to excellent facilities in the department and University. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment including latest flow cytometry analyzer, sorters and confocal microscopy.

Both of USC’s primary campuses are located in the heart of Los Angeles, with easy access to LA Live, the city’s new sports and entertainment center, and downtown LA. On campus you will find a vibrant academic, athletic and artistic culture that involves students, staff and faculty from across the university.

How to apply

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Omid Akbari, Ph.D.,

Professor of Immunology

USC Institute for Emergence pathogen and Immune Diseases

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