The Ghosn lab @ Emory is looking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow interested in examining the development and function of the mammalian immune system at a single-cell level. In the long run, our goal is to understand the differences between the immune cells that develop in fetal, neonatal, and adult life, and determine the functional impact of these differences in promoting host immunity or immunopathology.
The Ghosn Lab applies high-dimensional single-cell technologies as a systems immunology approach to study the development and function of the primitive immune system, in both humans and mice. The primitive immune system includes tissue-resident lymphoid and myeloid cells that develop early in fetal life and persist throughout adulthood. These fetal-derived immune cells play key roles in maintaining homeostasis and also in vaccine response, cancer, and (auto)immune-disorders.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Immunology, Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field, and have research experience using mouse models, primary cells, and common cellular and molecular immunology assays. The fellow will receive advanced training in high-dimensional (18+ parameter) flow cytometry techniques and participate in research at the frontier of this and related technologies, including high-throughput single cell-based gene expression assays (RNA/BCR sequencing). Experience with high-dimensional flow cytometry and/or single-cell transcriptomics would be a plus. Please send a CV, including the names of 3 references, along with a letter describing your previous experience and a brief statement of why you are interested in our work to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!…