Post-doctoral Researcher
Linda J Saif
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Post Date: May 18, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: 1+
Start Date: Position available immediately
Salary: Cmmensurate with experience
Location: US - Ohio - Wooster
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Description
A post-doctoral research position is available immediately in the lab of Dr Linda J. Saif of The Ohio State University for a recent PhD trained in mucosal/viral immunology. Training/experience in virology and in vitro cell culture and enteroid models is desired. Research focus is on mucosal immunity to human enteric viruses (rotavirus, norovirus, etc) and mucosal viral vaccines in the context of a human microbiota transplanted neonatal germfree animal model for human disease and malnutrition. Emphasis is on immunomodulators (adjuvants, micronutrients, probiotics, etc) that enhance vaccines and reduce disease. Our laboratory focuses on comprehensive and integrated studies of innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses in neonates to enteric viral pathogens and vaccines and the impact of gut commensals/probiotics/diet on these responses. Immune correlates of protection are assessed by viral challenge using our unique neonatal germfree animal disease model.

Skills
-A recent PhD in immunology or virology with viral immunology training
-Relevant documented experience in immunology including immunoassays and flow cytometry, microarrays and molecular assays.
-Experience in mucosal immunology, virology, biostatistics, cell culture and animal handling desired.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills in English documented by scientific presentations and peer-reviewed publications
-Ability to independently analyze and present scientific data at meetings and prepare and submit scientific reports and publications
-Ability to collaborate within a research team


Notes
Ohio State offers competitive benefits (for appointments 50% FTE or greater) including medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, retirement programs, your plan for health program, short- and long-term disability insurance and tuition assistance.
Please send resume, one page statement of laboratory skills, scientific accomplishments, interests and goals and contact information for 3 references including supervisors via e-mail.



Contact Details
Name: Linda J Saif
Division: The Ohio State University
Department: Food Animal Health Research Program
Address: 1680 Madison Ave
City: Wooster
State/Province: Ohio
Zipcode: 44691
Country: United States
Email: saif.2@osu.edu