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Reproductive Immunology

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Faculty Positions in Reproductive Origins of Health and Disease

We are recruiting several individuals to join our faculty as part of the phased expansion of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, Next Generation Reproductive Sciences program.  These positions will enhance the University’s current interdisciplinary strengths in Immunobiology, Perinatology, Genomics, Epidemiology and Big Data as part of a larger Precision Medicine Initiative.  The positions will be filled by scientists possessing a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and join our collaborative Reproductive Sciences focused research programs.  Investigators with the following areas of focus are encouraged to apply: (1) Immunobiology, with particular focus in Tumor Immunology, Developmental Immunology, or Microbiome Research; (2) Genomics, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, or Epidemiology. Expertise in Big-Data Sciences, and/or iPSC biology is highly desirable.

The Mott Center  is the basic research unit of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which has been ranked among the top 5 OB/GYN departments for research in the country. The Mott Center is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and houses the Genome Sciences Core, the University-wide genomics/epigenomics core which provides informatics support for its services.

Successful applicants will be considered for faculty appointments at all levels, although those beginning their career are encouraged to apply.  All are expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program that complements the strengths of the Center; and  participate actively in both graduate and undergraduate education. The Mott Center and Wayne State University are highly collaborative environments and successful applicants are expected to establish collaborative research programs that complement existing research focus areas. Groups of candidates with established record of collaborative/team projects are also encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and the names of three references to Sharon Pepe at mottfaculty@wayne.edu.  Applications must also be submitted online via the Wayne State University On-Line Hiring System Posting #044980.  These positions include competitive compensation and start up packages commensurate with experience. Minority candidates as well as those beginning their career are particularly encouraged to apply.  The search will remain open until all positions have been filled. 

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Posted 2/24/20

Postdoctoral Position in Mucosal Immunity of the Human Female Reproductive Tract (FRT).

Investigator: Charles R. Wira PhD Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA.

This position is available for research into innate and adaptive immunity in the human female reproductive tract, and the impact of age on immune function.

Our laboratory focuses on regulation of innate and adaptive immunity by sex hormones, chemical contraceptives, menopause and aging at the cellular and molecular level. Utilizing freshly obtained human reproductive tract tissues we identify the mechanisms regulating epithelial, fibroblast, and immune cell (CD4+ and CD8+ T cells) protection against incoming pathogens at the different anatomical compartments of the reproductive tract. Individual projects currently underway include determining how CD4+ and CD8+ T cell phenotype and function change with increasing age and pathogen exposure; the effect of aging on immune protection by epithelial cells; and the contribution of fibroblasts to innate immunity in the FRT.

Application information: This a NIH-funded position is open immediately although the start date is flexible. Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD with a strong background in immunology/microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Preference will be given to individuals with experience working with human cells in culture, flow cytometry, and live cell imaging.  Please send curriculum vitae, three names of references and a one-page summary of research background, interests and long-term goals to Dr. Charles Wira.

The Wira Laboratory is located in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH USA. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications anticipated, we may not be able to reply individually to all inquiries. All applicants, including those from abroad, must be able to come to Lebanon, NH USA for an in person interview.

postdoctoral fellowship

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the field of Developmental Neuroscience to study the fetal programming of mental disorders. More specifically, projects will focus on the effect of maternal stress and antidepressant use during pregnancy on fetal and postnatal brain development. The position is available immediately in the creative, highly productive, transdisciplinary team in the Bonnin Lab. Research in our lab focuses on the mechanisms of normal and pathological development of the mammalian brain in relation to placental function during pregnancy, using advanced techniques such as ex vivo placental perfusions, 3D brain circuit reconstructions using light sheet microscopy, live animal imaging etc.  The Bonnin Lab is located in the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, ranked 2nd in NIH funding among all Physiology departments at US Universities.

Candidates must possess a PhD or MD/PhD in areas of Physiology, Neurosciences, or Biochemistry / Molecular Biology and have experience working in rodent models.  Interested candidates, please email your curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and names of three professional references to bonnin@med.usc.edu.

Mysorekar Lab Postdoctoral Fellowships

Two postdoctoral fellowships are available in the broad field of host-microbial interactions (host organs== urinary bladder and placenta) and microbe (viruses/bacterial pathogens/commensal microbiota). Positions are available immediately. Come join a vibrant, highly productive, transdisciplinary team in the Mysorekar Lab (https://reproductivesciences.wustl.edu/laboratories/mysorekar-lab/). Research in our lab encompasses studies of mechanisms underlying biology and pathophysiology of the mammalian urinary bladder as well as the placenta during pregnancy. Our work ranges from basic to translational to clinical (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=mysorekar+iu). The Mysorekar Lab is located in the Center for Reproductive Health Sciences, a hub for outstanding translational research in women’s and reproductive health at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) under the auspices of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,  ranked 3rd in NIH funding among all obstetrics and gynecology departments at US medical schools. WUSM has extraordinary distinction in the life sciences and biological sciences and is ranked fourth in the nation in NIH funding, and leads research globally in a wide range of frontier research arenas across all of its basic science and clinical departments.

In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Career Center, Teaching Center, and campus groups. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs (https://postdoc.wustl.edu).

Candidates must possess a PHD or MD/PhD in areas of Microbiology, cell biology, stem cell biology, molecular biology... and have experience working in animal models.  Interested candidates, please email your Curriculum vitae with a statement of research interests and names of three professional references to imysorekar@wustl.edu.

Faculty Positions in Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Center for Reproductive Health Sciences (CRepHS) invites applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent). Outstanding individuals working in any area of female reproductive biology (ovarian, oocyte, gamete biology, and early development), or in the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of human reproductive tract disease are encouraged to apply.  Prospective candidates will have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, DVM or equivalent degree.  

Applicants should go to https://facultyopportunities.wustl.edu/Posting/Detail/1010137 to enter their contact information and submit the following documents in PDF format (cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of research accomplishments and future research goals) addressed to Dr. Indira Mysorekar, Professor and Director, Center for Reproductive Health Sciences. Applicants should also enter the names and contact information for three referees who will write letters of recommendation on your behalf. Application review starts immediately and will continue on a rolling basis. We will offer competitive start-up funding, well-designed laboratory space and access to outstanding core facilities and biorepositories for translational research opportunities.

Center for Reproductive Health Sciences was established as a hub for outstanding translational research in women’s and reproductive health at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) under the auspices of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our mission is to increase and enhance research in reproductive sciences, identify the most critical areas of women’s health research, and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations to fill in the knowledge gap. We aim to enhance educational opportunities in reproductive sciences and establish a thriving community of reproductive science researchers at Washington University. Our research is enhanced by a highly collaborative environment within the School of Medicine. The Center is well positioned to undergo substantial growth under new leadership. Additional information about the Center can be found at: https://reproductivesciences.wustl.edu/.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology includes over 40 full-time faculty members organized in the following divisions: General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound, Family Planning, Basic Science, and Clinical Research. In 2017/2018, the Department was ranked 3rd in NIH funding among all obstetrics and gynecology departments at US medical schools. More information: https://obgyn.wustl.edu/

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN ST. LOUIS: Founded in 1891, WUSM embraces the traditional three missions of teaching, research, and clinical care and has, in recent years, taken increasing responsibility for community engagement, assuring healthcare service across the entire population of the metropolitan region, including people who are historically underserved. The School has 2,263 faculty members and over 7,500 staff. WUSM enrolls approximately 1,400 students and offers nationally recognized master’s and doctoral degree programs in medicine, biomedical research, allied health professions, and clinical and population research. Washington University also operates the nation’s largest MD/PhD program, dedicated to educating the next generation of physician-scientists. The School is unique in having a Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS).The DBBS is a graduate education consortium of the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering, and the College of Arts & Sciences. It is among the oldest and largest programs of its kind, and its interdisciplinary, individualized approach serves as a national model. WUSM with extraordinary distinction in the life sciences and biological sciences, was recently ranked fourth in the nation in NIH funding, and leads research globally in a wide range of frontier research arenas across all of its basic science and clinical departments.

Questions should be emailed with the subject header “CREPHS Faculty Search” to Ms. Magdalena Nelson (mdnelson@wustl.edu).

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.   (Posted 2/8/19)

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