Postdoctoral Fellow - M. tuberculosis within Cascade IMPAc-TB collaboration

Oregon Health and Sciences University

Beaverton, OR

ID: 7073489
Posted: December 23, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Estes Lab is currently recruiting a highly self-motivated and energetic postdoctoral researcher to lead a project within the new multi-center Cascade IMPAc-TB consortium, an ambitious NIH contract designed to accelerate progress in tuberculosis vaccine development. In collaboration with the Gerner Lab in Seattle, this project is designed to provide a spatial framework, via advanced in situ hybridization and immunofluorescent techniques, that will complement and synergize with other consortium projects. Additionally, this individual will also lead and collaborate on other projects within the lab, including projects to understand HIV/SIV reservoir dynamics. Background in a relevant immunology lab is required. Direct experience working on TB, HIV/SIV, non-human primate models, multiplexed in situ hybridization and protein immune-fluorescence, and/or multi-spectral imaging is highly desirable.

Please note that this position is at OHSU's West Campus (Beaverton). Submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three references to be considered for this position at or contact Kathleen Busman-Sahay ( with questions.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, virology, or closely related field
• Research experience with in vivo models of TB, HIV, SIV, non-human primates, advanced microscopy, multi-spectral imaging, or closely related areas
• Must be a team player, have excellent oral and written communication skills, willing to work with non-human primate and/or biohazardous samples, and comfortable using computers (Mac, PC), databases, and advanced software programs

Preferred Qualifications:
• First-author publications involving the immunology or pathology of TB, HIV, SIV, non-human primates, advanced microscopy, or multi-spectral imaging
• Experience with animal research, especially non-human primates, image analysis experience, and Python programing

Contact Information:

Kathleen Busman-Sahay
Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
505 NW 185th Ave Building 1, room 1111
United States
Tel: 5034182719


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