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Thrombosis and Innate Immunology in COVID-19 and Other Vascular Diseases

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking to recruit an outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellow to join the Laboratory of Vascular Thrombosis and Inflammation (LVTI). The LVTI is a basic and translational laboratory that seeks to identify and characterize how innate immune networks interact with coagulation. The team discovered key roles for innate immune activation and autoantibodies in COVID-19 thrombo-inflammation that have led to multiple active clinical trials.

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Our lab recently relocated from the University of Michigan, and offers a highly multidisciplinary environment focused on vascular thrombo-inflammation. We seek a highly motivated, creative, and bright individual with experience in immunology, vascular biology, and/or coagulation, who is interested in a range of thrombosis and innate immunology studies. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to conduct innovated and independent research in a supportive setting using cutting edge molecular, cellular, and systems biology tools using patient samples and mouse models


Applicants must have (or soon to complete) a Ph.D. or M.D., or equivalent in a related discipline (physician-scientists in subspecialty training are also encouraged to apply). Must have at least one peer-reviewed first authorship publication. Excellent communication (oral and written) and documentation skills, and ability to adhere to high-quality, reproducible research standards. Must be self-motivated and eager to pursue cutting-edge research in a collaborative, team-based environment.

We are looking for energetic, self-driven and passionate post-doctoral fellows to advance our understanding of how inflammatory networks intersect with vascular biology and coagulation. Applicants should have a strong background in at least one of the following techniques: flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, genomics/bioinformatics and animal models of disease.

This position is fully funded and available immediately.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting key qualifications, a current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography, three reference letters, and a publication that the candidate has written to: 

Dr. Yogen Kanthi


This position will remain open until the position is filled. PDF versions of documents sent by email are strongly preferred.


This post will be available until July 1, 2021 or until filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Applications for women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.