Postdoctoral Position on neutrophil differentiation, mobilization and effector functions

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7078648
Posted: May 18, 2021
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021

Job Description

Sharma Lab at University of Texas MD Anderson, Cancer Center, Houston has multiple active, NIH-funded research projects focusing on basic mechanisms of innate immunity, myeloid cell functions and host-pathogen interactions in sterile inflammation and infectious diseases. Areas of investigation broadly include neutrophil extracellular traps, myeloid cell differentiation, cell death and efferocytosis (Sharma et al., J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019; Chauhan et al, iScience. 2018; Jondle et al. pLoS Pathog 2018; Tripathi et al. FASEB J 2018; Jondle et al. J Immunol 2016).
We seek a motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow to lead the project aimed at investigating the role of C-type lectin receptors in regulation of neutrophil differentiation, mobilization and effector functions using in-vitro and in-vivo approaches with mouse models and human patient samples. The successful candidate will become part of a team of young investigators, research fellows and graduate students.
Educational Requirements
The ideal candidate will have PhD., M.D., or PhD./MD in immunology, microbiology, virology, biochemistry, cell biology, neuroscience. Strong candidates with experience in related fields of cancer biology, signaling, metabolism, genomics and epigenetics will also be considered.
Qualifications and Experience
A strong expertise in immunological techniques including multicolor flow cytometry, microscopy and immunostaining are required. A background in animal models of immunological disorders and translational research at clinical and basic science interface is preferred. Candidates with extensive experiences in primary cell culture, RNA interference, ELISA, immunoprecipitation, qPCR/RT-qPCR, and western blot analysis are desirable. Strong laboratory and analytical skills should be evidenced by a strong track record of relevant first author publications in respected field journals. Strong communication skills in English are essential.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be considered on a rolling basis. The position is fully funded and may be held for 3-5 years. Stipend support will follow the NIH Kirschstein-NRSA stipend levels for the appropriate PGY.
Interested candidates should email a curriculum vitae (CV), a brief statement or cover letter describing career goals, research interests and experience; and names and contact information of 2-4 references to
MD Anderson is the number one cancer center in cancer care in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. It ranks 1st in the number of awarded grants from National Cancer Institute. It offers active graduate and postdoctoral training programs and the unmatched scientific environment of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest biomedical center. MD Anderson is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States with relatively low living cost and no state or city income tax.
Jyotika Sharma, M.Phil., Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Critical Care and Respiratory Care,
Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Medicine,
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 110
Houston, TX 77030-4009

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.


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