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Postdoctoral Position in Thymus Biology

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Thymus Biology Section in the Experimental Immunology Branch, CCR, NCI, NIH, focuses on the mechanisms how the thymic microenvironments contribute to the development of functionally potent and self-tolerant T cells. We are particularly interested in studying how the diversity in thymic epithelial cells develops, how thymic epithelial cell subpopulations contribute to functional-tuning and self-tolerance in T cells, and how the thymic microenvironments sequentially guide the position of developing T cells to optimize their development and selection. Unveiling the thymic machinery in these processes will aid future therapies.

Our recent contributions include: Murata et al. Nat Immunol. 2018; Sakata et al. J Immunol. 2018; Kozai et al. J Exp Med. 2017; Ohigashi et al. JCI Insight. 2017; Uddin et al. Nat Commun. 2017; Takahama et al. Nat Rev Immunol. 2017; Ohigashi et al. Cell Rep. 2015; Takada et al. Nat Immunol. 2015; and Sasaki et al. Nat Commun. 2015.


We look for a self-motivated and enthusiastic scientist with a recent Ph.D. or M.D. Experience in immunology, developmental biology, and molecular biology is desirable.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a brief summary of their previous research and future goals to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Yousuke Takahama, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Thymus Biology Section
Experimental Immunology Branch
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Building 10 Room 4B10
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: 240-858-3223

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