The Organization

The Laboratory of Molecular Immunology of the Immunology Center, headed by Dr. Warren J. Leonard of the DIR, NHLBI, is recruiting for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of molecular immunology. Having previously discovered that mutations in the common cytokine receptor γ chain, γc, result in X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency in humans and that γc is a shared component of multiple cytokine receptors, the lab focuses on the cytokines that share γc (IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, IL-15, and IL-21), as well as the IL-7-related cytokine, TSLP. The laboratory has generated valuable transgenic and knockout mice and a wealth of other valuable reagents. The laboratory encompasses projects ranging from elucidating physiological and disease mechanisms to signal transduction, molecular mechanisms of gene regulation, and epigenetic mechanisms. State-of-the-art methodologies are used in human and murine systems, including in vitro and in vivo approaches, including ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, as well as whole exome and whole genome methodology.

The Role

The ideal candidate will have a reasonable level of independence, be innovative and interactive, and will have a strong background in immunology and/or molecular biology. The candidate must have received a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. degree. The candidate will be supported with the excellent intramural NIH fellowship in a stimulating and interactive research environment at NIH.

Application

To apply, email your CV with bibliography and description of research experience, and three references (names, phone numbers, email addresses). Use the subject line "IC Postdoctoral Research Fellow".