OK State University
The Dr. Lin Liu group in the Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases (https://ocrid.okstate.edu/) and the Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University invites applications for two postdoctoral research fellows with experience in immunology/microbiology or stem cells/organoids. Dr. Liu’s research programs focus on the understanding of the pathogenesis of respiratory and infectious diseases and the development of diagnostic tools and therapeutics for them. These diseases include non-infectious diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), and infectious diseases such as influenza, COVID-19 and tuberculosis.
The first postdoctoral research fellow will work on a joint tuberculosis project with Dr. Yong Cheng’s group (https://experts.okstate.edu/ycheng; PMID: 30337468; PMID: 30683680) in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Oklahoma State University. The project aims to understand the interactions between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and host including non-coding RNAs and other host factors using cell culture and animal models.
The second postdoctoral research follow will work on human lung tissue models using iPSC-derived organoids to investigate respiratory and infectious diseases and/or lung stem cell contribution to the pathogenesis of lung diseases.
The postdoctoral research fellows will work in well-established BSL2/3 and ABSL2/3 facilities with a multidisciplinary team at Oklahoma State University. S/he will also have opportunities to use/learn various advanced technologies such as single-cell RNA-seq, spatial gene profiling, genome-wide CRISPR library screen and big data analysis, and develop professional career skills including presentation, networking and grant writing.
Dr. Liu’s lab is well funded by NIH and other funding agencies. The candidates who are interested in joining a dynamic, collaborative and interdisciplinary research group are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are requested to email their CV/Resume with a list of 3 references to Dr. Lin Liu, Regents Professor and Director at email@example.com.
An ideal candidate will have:
· A Ph.D. in the field of immunology, microbiology, physiology, cell biology, biochemistry or similar field Prior research experience should include mammalian and bacterial cell culture and/or bacterial infection in cell culture (position 1) or stem cells/organiods (position 2) Experience with standard characterization techniques required Experience with manuscript writing and preparation of figures is required Experience in small animals (mice) is a plus, but not required Must show technical proficiency and have the ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary group Must have good record keeping skills Must follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary team setting are mandatory