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Job Posting Title:Postdoctoral Fellow
Hiring Department:Molecular Biosciences
Position Open To:All Applicants
Weekly Scheduled Hours:40
Earliest Start Date:Immediately
Position Duration:Expected to Continue Until Jan 12, 2024
Location:UT MAIN CAMPUS
PhD must have been received within the past 3 years. This is a temporary training position that can be renewed annually, for a maximum of five years, based upon performance review, progress towards research goals, and continuation of funding.
Carry out flow cytometry and transcriptional profiling experiments to test the impact of conditional deficiency of MHC-II in specific HAPC subsets on negative selection and Treg selection throughout the perinatal to juvenile transition (Aims 2a and 3).
Carry out 2-photon imaging and in vitro selection experiments (Aim 3) to determine if the perinatal thymus does not efficiently induce negative selection and if altered APC interactions contribute.
Carry out in vitro and in vivo Treg suppression assays, as well as functional assays of T cell autoreactivity.
Analyze data for all above experiments, prepare presentations on data for our group, participate in all relevant group meetings/journal clubs, coordinate data analysis with other investigators on the P01 and write manuscripts describing findings for timely dissemination to the research community.
PhD degree in biological sciences, with expertise in Immunology; experience with flow cytometry and basic cell and molecular biology techniques; experience with mouse models. PhD degree within the last 3 years.
Bioinformatics analysis of transcriptional profiling datasets. Image analysis experience.
$50,000 + depending on qualifications
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
May work around chemical fumes
May work around standard office conditions
May work around biohazards
May work around chemicals
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Use of manual dexterity
Flexible between 6am - 10pm, Monday - Friday
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
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Employment Eligibility:Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
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