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Vasculitis Translational Research Program

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:
The Vasculitis Translational Research Program within the Systemic Autoimmunity Branch at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to embark in research projects related to systemic vasculitis. Specific projects include 1) characterizing the pathophysiology of vascular inflammation in patients with large vessel vasculitis in relationship to clinical and imaging-based assessment of disease activity and 2) defining the immunologic basis of a rare systemic inflammatory disease known as relapsing polychondritis. The successful applicant will be expected to perform the studies, analyze the resulting data, prepare and submit manuscripts, and present at scientific conferences.

Requirements:
The applicant is required to have strong background in molecular biology and/or immunology. Computational biology skills and/or experience with vascular biology a plus. Excellent writing skills, a strong prior publication record and ability to work independently are required.
A PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree is required. For an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship, applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident; for a Visiting Fellowship, visa requirements apply. 

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining their research background, accomplishments, and goals; a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three references to Dr. Peter Grayson (peter.grayson@nih.gov).
 
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