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Postdoctoral Fellow- Dual receptor T cell development and function in transplantation

Application Window

Open January 6th, 2022 through Sunday, Mar 27, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Post-doctoral research positions are available to study T cell development and function in transplantation. Our laboratory studies T cell development and function, particularly in the setting of transplantation. These processes are driven by highly sensitive and specific interactions of T cell receptors (TCRs) with peptide-MHC ligands. Related to this, our laboratory has made novel discoveries regarding the role of the subset of T cells naturally expressing 2 TCRs in immune responses, including graft versus host disease (GVHD), response to viral infections, and in recent work anti-tumor immune responses. Our work spans basic biology, using cell culture and animal models to study thymopoiesis, homeostasis, and immune responses, to translational human studies in the setting of transplantation. To examine these questions, our laboratory utilizes novel cutting-edge techniques including single-cell sequencing, retroviral gene expression systems, generation of novel genetically-manipulated cell lines and animals, and primary human cells for in vitro and in vivo models of T cell development and function in transplantation. Representative publications include: PMID: 33288689, PMID: 30413809, PMID: 30168881, PMID: 28750779, PMID: 25015825, PMID: 23740900.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidate should have a MD, PhD, or MD /PhD with research experience in immunology. Prior experience with animal models, cell culture, flow cytometry, and molecular biology are all beneficial.

Field of Study: Immunology

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please provide a brief cover letter summarizing current research and career goals.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03014

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Campus Information

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Job location

La Jolla, CA