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Postdoctoral Associate Position in Zika Pathogenesis in Pregnant Mice

Start date: January 1, 2019 Salary: NIH Postdoctoral Stipend           

A position is available to participate in highly collaborative studies with Dr. Irina Burd, that are funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Development. This position will involve investigating the extent to which perinatal injury following prenatal Zika virus infection is determined by placental inflammation. This position will involve utilizing a mouse model of perinatal Zika virus infection to systematically evaluate the gestation-dependent kinetics of IL-1b signaling, through inflammasome activation and IL-1b secretion, following Zika virus infection on both the kinetics of virus replication and perinatal outcomes. These studies will require basic knowledge of virological and immunological techniques. Areas of focus will include: 1) manipulating IL-1b signaling through the use of pharmacological manipulations and knockout mice; 2) measuring the impact of IL-1b on virus replication kinetics; 3) analysis of the impact of gestational age on placental inflammation and virus replication; and 4) use of embryo transfer techniques to separate the impact of maternal versus placental inflammation on perinatal Zika virus infection outcomes.  Candidates with a strong background in virology, immunology, cell biology, and animal research and a PhD in a related discipline should email a cover letter, Curriculm Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to:

Sabra Klein, Ph.D., Associate Professor

W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

615 N. Wolfe Street, Rm. W2118, Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Email: Phone: (410) 955-8898

Posted: November 1, 2019


A post-doctoral fellow is being sought to conduct basic research on the effect of aberrant inflammation during pregnancy on subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease in mothers and their offspring. The selected individual must have a PhD, excellent writing skills, very good publication record, and a strong desire to pursue a career as an independent researcher. Thus, appropriate mentoring and support will be provided. She/he will work independently as part of a team, must have expertise in molecular and cellular biology techniques, and should be familiar with various research models. Salary will be paid in accordance to guidelines established by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only candidates who are invited for an interview will be contacted.  For information on Kingston and Queen's University, please visit

If interested, please send curriculum vitae and 2-3 names of referees with contact information to Dr. C. H. Graham, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada; email:   (Posted 2/26/18)

Clinical Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Immunology

The Reproductive Medicine and Immunology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is offering a two-year fellow position for the Reproductive Medicine and Immunology Fellowship Program. The 24-month clinical training rotation will offer a graduating OB/GYN resident or junior faculty member in the Department of OB/GYN an opportunity to become a nationally recognized expert in the management of women with early pregnancy loss, recurrent pregnancy losses, implantation failures, pregnancy with auto/alloimmune conditions and rheumatic diseases. The fellowship will also provide extensive experience with gynecological and obstetrical ultrasound imaging including 3D/4D features. In addition, the fellow will work with clinical laboratory immunology faculties and learn about various immune assays. Rotations with other specialties will be incorporated, including reproductive endocrinology and infertility, maternal fetal medicine and rheumatology. This is a non-accredited fellowship. Through the Clinical Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Immunology, Chicago Medical School aims to train and develop physician-scientists, by providing them with the knowledge and clinical expertise to care for this growing population of women and to serve as educators and program directors in the replication of this program at other academic centers around the country.

The candidate must be a graduate of a U.S. medical school and completed at least four years of approved residency training in obstetrics and gynecology.  For further details and to apply go to RFUMS job search.  (Posted 10/30/2017)

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