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We are recruiting postdoc(s) and student(s)! Please contact Dr. Shinohara.

Postdoc Job Description: Post-doctoral positions in neuroimmunology are available for enthusiastic, hard-working individuals to study “Innate immune pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) in CNS autoimmunity.” The successful applicant will investigate how the innate immune system impacts neuroinflammation in multiple sclerosis (MS) by using its animal model EAE. This project will emphasize the use of complex mouse models, molecular and biochemical approaches, and immunological techniques.

Requirements for the postdoc position: Self-motivated individuals who have a PhD and/or MD. The ideal candidates should have a strong background in immunology and mouse disease models. Additional expertise in molecular biology, experimental neuroscience, or genomics is greatly advantageous. Experience in EAE is desirable.

Candidates will also develop skills in mouse models of autoimmunity and neurological disorders, immune function assays, flow cytometry, microscopy, biochemistry, and molecular biology techniques. The candidate will also gain considerable experience writing manuscripts, reviews, and grants along with oral presentations. Additional duties will include mouse colony management, training of undergraduate and graduate students, participation in department activities, presentations at lab, local and national meetings, and any other assignments that the PI may request. Collaboration and working on multiple projects are highly encouraged.

To apply, please email cover letter (less than a page) with a short summary of research interests, CV, and the contact information of 3 professional references to Dr. Mari Shinohara.

Mari Shinohara, PhD

Department of Immunology Duke University Medical Center 338 Jones Building, Box 3010 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710