Post-doctoral research position in Neuroimmunology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
December 14, 2017
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
A post-doctoral research position on brain immunology and homeostasis is available at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The laboratory (PI: Shin-ichi Kano) (www.skano-lab.org) investigates brain immunology and homeostasis in health and disease by using multidisciplinary approaches of neurobiology and immunology, with a focus on intercellular signal transduction. Current projects include but are not limited to: 1) Molecular communications between astrocytes and microglia during neuroinflammation, 2) Role of peripheral immune system and circulating extracellular vesicles (EVs) on brain development, function, and behaviors, and 3) Regulation of postnatal brain development by glia-glia interaction. The ultimate goal of the laboratory’s research is to discover new biological concepts that can be harnessed to develop novel therapeutic strategies against psychiatric and neurological disorders.
The post-doctoral fellow will be encouraged to develop her/his own research within the overall goal of the laboratory: immune-brain interaction in health and disease. The fellow will also have an opportunity to take part in the highly interactive scientific community at the Johns Hopkins University.
Recent PhD or MD/PhD in neurobiology, immunology, molecular/cell biology, or a related field.
At least one peer-reviewed research publication.
Excellent interpersonal skills. The fellow is expected to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside the laboratory.
Practical in vivo skills in working with mice, including intravenous injection, stereotactic surgery, and behavioral assessments are preferred.
Experiences with in vivo imaging, electrophysiology, or bioinformatics are preferred but not required.
Interested candidates should submit a CV, a brief summary of research interests, and the contact information of at least two references to Shin-ichi Kano, M.D., Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Inquiries should be addressed to the same email address. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The starting date is April 2018 and later.