Full-time, 100%, (12-month), renewable appointment (contingent on funding) in Integrative Immunology and Behavior.
The Department of Animal Sciences seeks a highly motivated individual to join a team studying how age and diet affect the gut-brain-axis and neuroinflammation. The successful candidate will utilize mouse models to analyze how dietary fiber, short chain fatty acids and intestinal free fatty acid receptors interact to modulate microglial immune status.
Experiment design, implementation and sample analysis
Management of conventional and transgenic mouse colonies
Data analysis, report preparation and manuscript preparation
Supervise undergraduate students and interact with graduate students
Collection of data and completion of all duties must adhere to scientific and safety protocols
Preferred Skills: Experience with transgenic mouse models, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and neuroanatomy are preferred.
Interest in dietary effects on immune system and behavior is preferred
Application Procedures: To apply, please provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement and the names and contact information of three references The post will be open until November 30, 2018 or until a suitable candidate can be found. All requested information must be submitted to Laurie Rund (email@example.com).
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Biology, Animal Sciences, Immunology, Nutrition, or a closely related field. Must be able to work legally in the U.S. Excellent writing, communication, and statistical skills are necessary. A commitment to research, and an ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
Internal Number: UIUC Johnson2018
About University of Illinois
Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Resources: Successful candidates will be provided with excellent facilities and access to core facilities such as the W. M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics, and the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center. The Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) (http://www.aces.illinois.edu/) are widely recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, outreach, and international programs. Potential collaborations exist and are encouraged both within and outside of the department. Additional information regarding the department can be found at www.ansc.illinois.edu.