We are seeking two outstanding candidates to fill two NIH-funded post-doctoral fellow positions. Our laboratory focuses on how epigenetic marks, including histone modifications and non-coding RNAs, modulate B cell differentiation and antibody responses (http://uthscsa.edu/micro-immunology/faculty/pclab/pcpub.asp). Successful applicants will have unique exposure to the molecular, cellular and systems biology approaches we employ to address epigenetic regulation of antibody somatic hypermutation and class switching, as well as generation and maintenance of memory B cells and plasma cells. They will participate in our translational research aiming to use epigenetic modulators to boost mucosal immune responses, enhance vaccine efficacies and dampen autoimmunity/inflammation. Seeking collaboration with investigators in our department and other UT Health Science Center research facilities is highled incouraged. These include the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC, an NCI-designated Cancer Center), South Texas Research Facility (STRF), the Greehey Children’s Research Center Institute, the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, in addition to multiple hospitals and clinical facilities.
Successful applicants must have Ph.D. or M.D. and an excellent academic track record, preferably with research experience in epigenetics, mucosal immunity, vaccines and autoimmunity/tumor immunology. They should also have the ambition and commitment to excel in a highly productive environment.
Applicants should send their inquiries and a copy of curriculum vitae or NIH-formatted biosketch, along with three letters of recommendation to Paolo Casali, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), Zachry Foundation Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229.