Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Viral Immunology

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Joshua J. Obar, PhD in the Department of Immunology & Infectious Diseases at Montana State University (http://iid.montana.edu/). The laboratory is interested in understanding many aspects of the immune response to infectious disease. This position will focus on examining the inflammatory response induced by influenza A virus (IAV) infection. Specifically, we have recently identified a novel mast cell-dependent inflammatory pathway activated by IAV infection [http://jimmunol.org/content/190/9/4676.abstract?sid=044ece0d-4472-4948-a841-bdb625646f61]. Long-term we hope to examine how this inflammatory pathway is activated, how important it is in IAV pathology, and whether this inflammatory pathway is important in co-morbidities (i.e. asthma) associated with severe IAV infection.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in immunology, microbiology, or virology. Qualified applicants should have a first-author research paper(s) published in a peer-reviewed journal. We are looking for motivated, creative, and interactive scientists, preferably within a year of finishing their degree. Experience working with animal models of infection, flow cytometry, pulmonary function tests, and/or influenza viruses are highly desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Please send: 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing your research interests and career goals, 2) your CV, and 3) a list of 3 references, as PDF by email (joshua.obar@montana.edu).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Joshua J. Obar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Montana State University
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
P.O. Box 173610
Bozeman, MT 59717-3610

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