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  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Infant Immunity to Respiratory Viruses)
    Department of Pathobiological Sciences
    Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

    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
 


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