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Postdoctoral position in Epithelial Biology and Innate Immune Function
Department of Surgery
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Division

Project Title: Neuroendocrine Regulation of epithelial innate immune responses to bacterial infection
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Position Type:
Post-doctoral Position at Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Campus in Chicago, USA. My laboratory is looking for an ambitious post-doctoral fellow to conduct cutting-edge research focused on basic and clinical neuroendocrine regulation of innate immune responses in the context of skin injury or urinary tract infection by two separately funded projects. Biochemical approaches, in vitro molecular techniques, in vivo imaging, and novel genetic mouse models will be employed during the training period. The candidate will use in vitro culture systems to identify innate immune signaling pathways enhanced or impaired by distinct neuroendocrine target molecules. The candidate will also conduct in vivo host-pathogen interactions in novel transgenic mice lacking specific neuroendocrine target molecules in the skin or bladder. Applicants must be proficient in English, well-organized, and possess a genuine interest in scientific inquiry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States. One position is available with full financial support. Independence is highly encouraged and trainees will be offered guidance and several opportunities towards the development of an independent research program.

Preferred Qualifications:
This work requires a strong background in molecular biology and/or biochemistry, and requires experience with mammalian cell culture and mouse models of injury and/or infection. In addition to the qualifications above, experience with handling bacterial cultures, shRNA/CRISPR, or HPLC protein purification is also preferred.

  1. Familiarity with more than one of the following: keratinocyte biology, urothelial biology, immunology, mouse models, innate immune signaling pathways, molecular/biochemical techniques.

  2. Publication record in skin or urinary disease, immunology, wound healing, keratinocyte biology, or urothelial cell biology.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, along with the names of three references, to:

Katherine A. Radek, PhD
Loyola University Chicago
Health Sciences Division
Department of Surgery
Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute
Building 115, Room 326
2160 S. 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: 708-327-2360
Fax: 708-327-2813

Posted 12/13/2019

Search Extended - Visiting Research Specialist
Department of Periodontics
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Dentistry

The Department of Periodontics at University of Illinois at Chicago in the College of Dentistry is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time Visiting Research Specialist. The research focus of the laboratory is oral wound healing and tissue regeneration. Duties include conducting experimental studies to investigate the effects of active ingredients in mouthwashes and toothpastes on oral wound healing using techniques of histology, cellular & molecular biology, and immunology. Both in vitro and in vivo oral wound healing models will be involved in these studies.

Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor's degree in science or related field required. Master's degree or equivalent in the areas of medical or biological science are preferred. A minimum of 3 years related research experience. Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods. Proficient in specific lab research techniques. Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. This person also must have excellent organizational and communication skills, and strong work ethics.

For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current CV and the names of 3 references by November 15, 2019 to

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Posted 11/07/2019

Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology
University of California, Riverside

The laboratory of Dr. Manuela Martins-Green in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside is looking for two highly motivated postdoctoral scholars to join its research team working on cell and molecular mechanisms of response to injury.

The research will focus on determining whether injury caused by toxins, specifically third-hand smoke (THS) toxins, lead to epigenetic changes that result in reduced production of ATP. We also seek to determine whether those changes are passed on from generation to generation and for how long they might remain. This project will also involve other basic mechanisms of mitochondrial function affected by exposure to THS. For these studies we have developed a novel exposure system of mice that mimics exposure of children to THS in homes of smokers. The results we will obtain will have implications for policy changes to reduce/avoid exposure of children, elderly and those who live with smokers.

Qualifications for both positions: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in cell and molecular biology and associated technology. Previous experience with metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomics or bioinformatics would be helpful. Strong communication skills (both written and spoken) are required. Candidates should be able to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.

Salary: Candidates will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with their experience

Individuals interested in applying should send their curriculum vitae (CV), a description of their research experience, a statement of research interests, and a list of three references via email to:

Manuela Martins-Green
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology
Laboratory of Wound Healing Biology
University of California
Riverside, California 92521

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Posted 7/11/2019