A fellow position is available in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
We are looking for qualified persons with interest and experience in working with animal models, to join a multidisciplinary group working in the cutting-edge area of exploring noninvasive imaging, host-directed therapy and nanoparticles to optimize treatment in a pediatric rabbit model of tuberculous meningitis.
This work will be part of a Hartwell Foundation – Individual Biomedical Research Award funded project to optimize tuberculous meningitis treatment by using host-targeted theranostic nanoparticles to monitor and treat meningitis in the rabbit model.
As a fellow, the candidate will develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and receive career mentorship from a scholarship oversight committee that will meet regularly.
The fellow will be eligible to apply for fellowship grants, and have access to departmental and institutional career development programs, such as grant writing workshops.
The candidate should have an interest in immunology/neuroscience, infectious disease pathogenesis (Tuberculosis), pharmacokinetics, nanoparticle drug delivery or other related fields. Research experience in any of these areas are highly desired but not required:
(1) processing and handling of brain tissue,
(2) tissue sectioning and immunohistochemistry,
(3) basic microscopy or confocal imaging,
(4) RT-PCR/Western Blots/ELISAs,
(5) animal handling and behavior evaluation,
(6) bacterial handling and culture,
(7) flow cytometry,
(8) pharmacokinetic basics, or
(9) proficiency with statistical software.
The candidate should be highly motivated, with good communication and writing skills and should be able to interact well with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
The position is available immediately and salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit your CV as well as a cover letter with your statement of interest with long-term career plans.