Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology

Posted Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2018
Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Position Description: 

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to fill a post-doctoral position working in the field of mucosal immunology in Dr. Alexei Tumanov's laboratory in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). We investigate how the immune system regulates the delicate balance between protective immunity and immunopathology at mucosal surfaces, in particular in the gut. The project will be focused on the role of innate lymphoid cells and lymphotoxin signaling in intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer. (

UTHSCSA is a highly integrated and translational research community, which also includes the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), a NCI Designated Cancer Center, the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) funded by a NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the South Texas Research Facility (STRF), the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (TBRI), the Greehey Children Cancer Research Center Institute (GCCRI), the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, in addition to multiple hospitals, including the University Hospital and the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital. San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the U.S. with a beautiful historical downtown area. UTHSCSA is located at the gateway to the scenic Texas Hill Country, with many recreational options, a low cost of living, and an excellent public school system.

Position Requirements: 

Successful applicants must have Ph.D. or M.D. and have a background in cellular or molecular immunology, and animal experimentation. Candidate must be highly motivated, and have previous publications as evidence of productivity. Prior research experience in the field of mucosal immunology, or innate lymphoid cells is preferred.

How to Apply: 

Applicants should respond by email with a curriculum vitae and brief description of research interests to: Alexei Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor (, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229.

Contact Name: 
Dr. Alexei Tumanov
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Job Number: 

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