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Postdoc/Research Associate

Posted by: Emory University

Posted date: Nov-08-2016

Location: Atlanta

The successful candidate will be expected to lead one or more NIH funded research projects relating to osteoimmunology (interaction between the immune system and the skeleton). In particular, A major focus of the lab are the mechanisms by which HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy damage the skeleton leading to bone fracture, and evaluation of countermeasures. Studies involve the use of in vivo genetic mouse/rat KO and transgenic models, as well as ex vivo and in vitro studies using primary cells and cell lines of mouse and/or human origin. The studies also involve human blood and bone marrow including infectious materials (HIV). The successful candidate will work independently under the direction of the PI, but in a team environment and needs to have excellent communication, interpersonal and management skills. Candidates should have strong skills in multi-color surface and intracellular flow cytometry techniques, primary and cell line tissue culture, general molecular biology (including mRNA isolation and real time RT-PCR) and animal (mouse) handling including manipulation, breeding and general husbandry. Prior experience in immunology and/or safely working with HIV/SIV or other infectious agents is a plus.

Job Title Postdoc/Research Associate
Post Details
Email mweitzm(at)emory.edu
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Other
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Atlanta
Key Words Osteoimmunology, HIV, Bone biology
Start Date 01/01/2017