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Autoimmunity and Biomarker Analysis

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:
A postdoctoral position is available to test novel therapeutic approaches using gene therapy to alleviate disease symptoms associated with Sjögren's syndrome and identify gene expression patterns that correlate with recovery. The successful candidate will work as part of an integrated team with other basic researchers and clinicians and will learn the use of AAV vectors for functional genomic studies and in clinical trials as well as the analysis of microarray and RNAseq data. The lab is equipped with state of the art equipment and has access to several support cores including next generations sequencing, high performance computing, and veterinary support to advance the research project

Qualifications:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, an ability for independent research, a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations, and relevant publications in peer review journals. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Applicants with experience in biomarker identification and validation are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief description of your interest in the field of autoimmune disease to:

John A. Chiorini
Molecular Physiology and Therapeutics Branch
NIDCR
Building 10, Room 1N113
10 Center Drive MSC 1190
Bethesda MD 20892-1190 U.S.A.
E-mail: jchiorini@dir.nidcr.nih.gov

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