Project Title: Molecular Mechanisms of Protective Immunity and T Cell-targeted Vaccine Design

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immunobiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Position Location: DIVISION OF MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37232, USA

SALARY AND DURATION

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE 

AVAILABLE AT LEAST FOR TWO YEARS, RENEWABLE EACH YEAR BASED ON PROGRESS AND PRODUCTIVITY FOR UP TO THREE YEARS

Position Description:

We seek an outstanding individual for a fully funded postdoctoral position to study infection and immunity to bacterial pathogens and vaccine mechanisms. Current projects include,

(1) the role of innate T lymphocytes in infection and immunity (see PLoS Pathog. 11: e1004975. DOI: 10.1371/journal. ppat.1004975, 2015);

(2) T cell dependent protective vaccine design and mechanism/s (see Cell Reports 16: 1800—1809, 2016: doi /10.1016/j.celrep.2016.07.037; ACS Nano 13: 10939—10960, 2019: doi 10.1021/acsnano.9b00326; Scientific Rep. 10: 13167, 2020: doi 10.1038/s41598-020-69897-w, 2020; ACS Nano 14: in press, 2020: doi 10.1021/acsnano.0c02765);

(3) the developmental and evolutionary (devo-evo) biology of innate T lymphocytes (see Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 117: 17156-17165, 2020: doi 10.1073/pnas.2001665117; Frontiers Immunol. 8:1858. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01858, 2017); 

(4) the control of bacterial and viral protein antigen transport from the cytoplasm of infected cells to sites of MHC-I and MCH-II restricted antigen presentation.

In addition to learning multidisciplinary approaches to tackling current problems of immunologic import, the candidate will have opportunities for career development in the academe as well as in private and public sectors. For additional information, visit https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/postdoc/. Vanderbilt University prides itself in providing state-of-the-art Core Facilities for all its members [https://www.vumc.org/oor/institutional-research-shared-resources-and-core-facilities]. For the last several years in a row, annual survey by The Scientist has ranked Vanderbilt  consistently as one of the best places for postdoctoral fellows to train and flourish within the United States. Hence, we offer an exciting and fulfilling postgraduate training experience here at Vanderbilt University.

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or an equivalent graduate degree (acquired within 5 years) and a first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Talented individuals with background and continued interest in mouse or human immunology and genetics are encouraged to apply. We seek an individual who is highly motivated, creative and independent quick learner with a strong work ethic, excellent organizational, writing and communication skills, and critical thinking abilities.

For additional information, visit

https://www.vumc.org/joyce-lab

To apply:

Qualified candidates should send their CV; a a statement of previous, current and future research interests and career goals; and at least three references to Dr. Sebastian Joyce, by email to

sebastian.joyce@vumc.org

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity Employers.

Disciplines: Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology