Dr. Laurence Morel has a postdoctoral research fellow position available to work on cutting-edge lupus research combining immunological, genetic and metabolic approaches. This is an opportunity to work in Dr. Morel’s newly established lab in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UT Health San Antonio. The postdoctoral position corresponds to new NIH funding to investigate the metabolic determinants of autoantibody production in mouse models of lupus. The goal is to use genetic and pharmacological approaches to determine the unique mechanisms by which germinal center B cells and T cells utilize glucose, glutamine and fatty acids in lupus. This will ultimately lead to targeted therapies that eliminate pathogenic immune cells without general immunosuppression.
The successful candidate will train in a highly collaborative environment, with the opportunity to make exciting discoveries and to publish in high impact journals.
Candidates must have a PhD in immunology, microbiology, or related field. Candidates must have experience in cellular immunology, and a working knowledge of flow cytometry (data acquisition and analysis) is required. Experience with mouse models, cell culture, immunometabolism and RNAseq analyses is beneficial, but not required.
This position will be initially awarded for one year, and, contingent upon strong performance, conduct, and availability of funds, may be renewed up for up to 5 years.
To apply, please email Dr. Laurence Morel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and attach your curriculum vitae, with three references (name, contact information including phone numbers).