A postdoctoral fellow with a recent PhD or MS degree is sought to conduct cutting-edge research aimed at elucidating the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms of autoimmune diseases. We employ an interdisciplinary research strategy that combines high-throughput sequencing, epigenetics, chemical biology and transgenic models to gain better mechanistic understanding of the regulation of gene transcription at the basic molecular level.
We are particularly interested in studies of:
(1) discovery of novel drug targets and mechanisms of action in T-cell development in autoimmune diseases;
(2) elucidating epigenetic programs in mucosal immunity;
(3) discovery of molecular underpinnings of Th17 pathogenicity.
The project is funded through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and will be carried out under the guidance of Dr. KaLung (William) Cheung, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Ming-Ming Zhou, Professor at the Department of Pharmacological Sciences in Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY.
Strong candidates should have considerable expertise in one or more of the following fields: immunology, animal disease models, cell biology (cell sorting and flow cytometry), chemical biology, transcriptomics and epigenetics. Applicants with experience in CyTOF and single-cell transcriptomics are considered a plus. Recent publication record of accomplishment in related areas will also be considered. Ideal candidates are expected to be quick learners, highly motivated, collaborative, and rigorous in experimental execution, data analysis and organization. Ability to work and communicate (written and oral presentations) effectively in an interdisciplinary and dynamic research environment is a must. To be considered, please submit your CV and research statement to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.