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Microbiota - Translational Science

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Position Description:
A position for Postdoctoral Researcher is available at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Our research group is located within the NIH/NIAAA-funded LSUHSC-NO Comprehensive Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Research Center.

Our Multidisciplinary Group studies mechanisms by which substance misuse leads to adverse health outcomes, particularly in people infected with HIV. Our focus is on microbiota- and immune-mediated pathways. Health outcomes of special interest include host defense against pneumonia, biological aging, and cardiometabolic syndrome.

Representative Recent Publications: Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2018; PLoS Pathogens 2017; Journals of Gerontology 2017; Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2016; Lung 2016

Successful Candidates will have unique opportunities to gain expertise in immunology, microbiology/microbiota, bioinformatic analysis, and translational science. All team members are expected to participate in the scientific process as an integral research group member. Postdoctoral team members are encouraged to advance along an academic career pathway. Resources and mentoring are provided to support career development.

Required Qualifications include [i] a PhD or MD degree; [ii] at least one (1) year of experience in a research environment; [iii] willingness to work with animal models and human subjects / samples.
Preferred Qualifications include experience in immunology, microbiology, and/or computational biology.

To Apply:
Interested candidates must apply at:

For Additional Information Contact: David Welsh, MD |

The LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans encourages women and minority candidates to submit applications for this position. LSU Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.