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Job ID: 131880

Postdoctoral Researcher (Infant Immunity to Respiratory Viruses)
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College


Date Posted Oct. 18, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Researcher (Infant Immunity to Respiratory Viruses)
University Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department Department of Pathobiological Sciences
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Toxicology
    Pathology/Pathobiology
    Immunology
    Biomedical Sciences
 
 

A postdoctoral position is available at Louisiana State University. Experience in animal husbandry, knockout and transgenic mouse models, viral infections, flow cytometry, immunology, advanced tissue culture techniques including viral production and T cell activation assays, mRNA purification and expression studies, and/or neonatal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection models is recommended. The applicant will be conducting research on pathogenesis of RSV and the role of pulmonary IL33 in promoting Th2-biased immunopathogenesis.

Job Responsibilities:
70% Perform general laboratory procedures including animal husbandry, genotyping, RNA/protein expression analysis, inhalation exposures, flow cytometry, and evaluation of pulmonary immune responses. Maintain laboratory exposure equipment.
20% Advanced tissue culture techniques including viral production and T cell activation assays; Prepare/analyze data and draft manuscripts for publication of data; Assist in preparing grants and administering budgets
10% Organize and quality-control data; Instruct undergraduate and graduate assistants in the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a Biological Sciences, or related field; experience in virology, immunology, flow cytometry, qPCR

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with animal husbandry, knockout and transgenic mouse models, flow cytometry, immunology, advanced tissue culture techniques including viral production/titer, T cell activation assays, and mRNA purification and expression studies

Special Instructions:
Please attach your c.v., statement of research, and a full contact list of at least 3 references to your online application.

Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu


  • LSU IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER


 
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