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Causes of Environmental Lung Diseases

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

Position description:
Postdoctoral candidate sought for our laboratory, https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/iidl/pi/matrixbio/index.cfm, which investigates the causes of environmental lung diseases like asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. The incumbent will work in an extremely exciting (until now unpublished) project, investigating the role of innate immune receptor TLR5, and interactions with the microbiome, in the development of lung disease. The work is approx. 50-75% with mouse models of lung disease, and 25-50% with human primary cells, samples and/or cell lines. Very translational project!

Qualifications:
The preferred candidate will have experience working with mouse models of disease. Prior experience specifically with lung biology is ideal, but not required. Good knowledge of basic molecular diagnostic techniques (e.g. western blotting, ELISA, RT-PCR, immunocytochemistry), and cell culture and transfection techniques is necessary.

To Apply:
Please send applications (including CV and at least 3 references) to Stavros Garantziotis, MD at garantziotis@niehs.nih.gov. Candidates must be no more than 2 years after their PhD degree.

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