A postdoctoral / immuno-histopathologist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Igor Koralnik, Chief of the Neuro-Infectious Diseases and Global Neurology Division at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in the Department of Neurology.
By working closely with multifaceted teams of the Neurology department and international collaborators, the successful candidate will be well placed to undertake cutting-edge research aimed at elucidating the immune response against viruses in a variety of Neurologic diseases. These include patients with encephalitis or meningitis affected by COVID-19, as well as individuals with degenerative or inflammatory conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis. By understanding the immune response against viruses in patients with neurologic diseases, we hope that novel treatment and prevention options will be uncovered.
Using blood, cerebrospinal fluid and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) brain samples, the successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in developing and executing internationally recognized research projects aimed at:
Identifying the immune response against known viruses and virus variants associated with disease
Assessing the role of this immune response in disease pathogenesis
Investigating the localization of virus proteins and nucleic acids in brain samples
Correlating immunological and histological finding with clinical data.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented postdoc / immuno-histopathologist to join our team. Applicants would preferably have a PhD or MD/PhD within a biomedical subject (preferably immunology or pathology related). Applicants with a Masters in biology may be considered provided they can demonstrate extensive and relevant work experience. Applicants must have already graduated, or anticipate graduating within the next 2 months. A strong record of peer-reviewed publications, including first authorship will be a plus, but is not a requirement.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Candidates must have expertise in at least one of these areas:
Familiarity with immunological techniques, including intracellular cytokine staining and Ellispot.
Familiarity with histopathological techniques, including immuno-histochemistry staining, immuno-fluorescence staining and in-situ hybridization.
Processing, managing, analyzing and visualizing immunological and histopathological data.
Good knowledge of FlowJo and BD FACSDiva flow cytometry analysis as well as PhotoShop and ImageJ for data display and analysis.
Other desirable attributes include:
Experience in/working knowledge of viruses or other infectious agents.
Interested applicants should email a CV, a brief description of research interests and contact details for three references to Igor.Koralnik@northwestern.edu
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 38727
About Northwestern University
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