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Biology and Immunology of Pneumocystis Infection

NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:
A postdoctoral position (visiting fellow or research fellow) is immediately available in the Critical Care Medicine Department, NIH Clinical Center, to study the biology of Pneumocystis as well as immune responses to Pneumocystis infection in immunocompetent and immunodeficient hosts. Pneumocystis is an atypical fungus that can cause a life-threatening pneumonia in immunosuppressed patients, especially those with HIV infection. Our laboratory utilizes flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, microarray/RNAseq, and molecular biologic techniques to study mouse models of Pneumocystis infection.


  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, within the past 5 years
  • Demonstrated skills in conducting experiments involving molecular biology, flow cytometry, and/or use of mouse models
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter indicating areas of expertise, a brief statement of research interests, a CV and list of 3 references with names/contact information to Joseph A. Kovacs, MD (

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