A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The faculty mentor for this position will be Dr. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick. We are looking for a highly motivated, recently graduated Ph.D. with research interests and a strong background in immunology, particularly with a focus in neuroimmunology or infectious disease or molecular biology and a record of productivity. The individual will join a dynamic research team composed of Dr. Fitzpatrick and Dr. Scott Strome's joint laboratory focused on identifying the mechanisms by which IVIG replacement therapy inhibits infectious and neuroinflammatory disorders. We are particularly interested in individuals that are eligible for Department of Justice clearance to join in our collaboration with Dr. Colleen Jonsson to investigate the ability of these IVIG replacements to inhibit pathology in animal models of SARS CoV-2 and alpha encephalitic viruses in the regional biocontainment laboratory.The research will involve both human and animal research and the ideal candidate will be highly motivated and expected to author or co-author publications, submit post-doctoral training grants (ie F32) with the mentors help, participate in appropriate Journal clubs and seminars and work well in a team environment.
Internal Number: 200206
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