The laboratory of Dr. Bahareh Ajami is seeking a highly skilled and motivated molecular and cell biologists to join us as a postdoctoral fellow. In particular, the Ajami laboratory is focused on advancing our understanding of the function and biology of the brains intrinsic immune cells: microglia and their counterpart; blood-derived macrophages. The main focus of our research is to understand the mechanisms that control the functional identity of different microglia subsets both in mice and human and to investigate the molecular basis of the immune response by these cells in different diseases of central nervous system (CNS). The research is built on our previous studies published in Nature Neuroscience that has contributed to a better understanding of microglia ontogeny and homeostasis in the adult brain ( Ajami et al 2007 ), contribution of peripheral immune cells to CNS diseases ( Ajami et al 2011 ) and identification of different subsets of microglia ( Ajami et al 2018 ).
The laboratory is located in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Ample opportunities are available for collaboration with basic science and clinical departments within the School of Medicine and additional research units at OHSU, such as the Oregon Hearing Research Center (auditory neuroscience) and the Vollum Institute.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will implement cutting-edge techniques such as mass cytometry (CyTOF), single-cell RNA sequencing, and multiplexed imaging analysis to make a significant impact at the forefront of translational neuroimmunology.
Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale .
Doctorate Degree in immunology, genetics, or neuroscience, or related field
Experience in molecular biology, mouse work, microscopy, and flow cytometry
Proficiency in writing scientific literature
Ability to prepare and present in scientific conferences
Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed
Ability to work with laboratory animals
Knowldege of and experience withbioinformatics tools
Some coding experience
Experience in CyTOF and/or scRNAseq
Knowledge of epigenetics
Knowledge of biostatistics analysis
Experience with single cell data analysis
Experience handlinghuman samples
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and Resume or CV.
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