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​A POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Roberta Pelanda to study the contribution of B cells to autoimmunity in mice and humans. We have discovered a small B cell population that is enlarged in systemic lupus erythematosus and shows enhanced responses to foreign and self-antigens. We seek a highly motivated fellow to investigate the mechanisms by which these B cells are selected to participate in immune and autoimmune responses. The ideal candidate will have a recent PhD in Immunology and experience in studying adaptive immunity in mice. Candidates must be eligible for NIH T32 support (i.e., US citizens or US permanent residents).

The CU Anschutz medical Campus is located near the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area. The Department of Immunology and Microbiology offers a highly collegial scientific environment and a rich and diverse program in immunology and host-pathogen interactions. Accordingly, this position provides opportunities for contributing to research of translational impact and for continual scientific development. Candidates should send a cover letter, a CV with a brief description of past research experiences, and names and contact info of three references to Roberta.Pelanda@cuanschutz.eduApply here.​

Postdoctoral training positions are currently available in the laboratory of John Cambier.  We invite applications from highly qualified candidates whose interests lie in the in vivo biology and signaling in naïve and autoreactive human B cells, molec​ular function of autoimmunity risk alleles operative in regulatory signaling pathways in B cells, and STING function in B cells. Apply here.
​​An NIH T32-supported post-doctoral position is available to study the role of IL-37 in adaptive immunity and tumor immunology in the Fujita Lab at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. IL-37 is a homolog of the IL-1 cytokine family. We have found IL-37 is an inhibitor of both innate immunity and adaptive immunity (Luo et at., PNAS 2014; Li et al., PNAS 2015; Chen et al., Cytokine 2015; Dinarello et al., EJI 2016; Osborne et al, in submission). Using human PBMC and various mouse models, our current efforts are directed at understanding the mechanisms of action of IL-37 in dendritic cells, CD4 T cells and CD8 T cells. The successful post-doctoral fellow will define the role of IL-37 in adaptive immunity by dissecting intracellular and extracellular signaling pathways, and will develop ways to alter the effects of IL-37.  We seek a highly motivated individual with a recent PhD degree in Immunology. Individuals with experience in adaptive immunity or immune tolerance are especially desired. NIH requires that eligible T32 training grant candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents (green card holders). Located in the Denver metro area near the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado School of Medicine (Anschutz Medical Campus) integrates world-class education, research and patient care on one of the nation’s newest health sciences campuses. Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV and names of three references to joanne.domenico@ucdenver.edu or mayumi.fujita@ucdenver.edu. Dr. Fujita’s laboratory is supported by NIH (NCI) R01, VA Merit Award, NIH supplemental grant and pilot grants. Apply here.

​​Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available starting immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Jing H. Wang, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver. The research focus of the laboratory is to elucidate the mechanism of immune evasion mechanism in cancers. One project focuses on studying how CD8 T cells become exhausted in head and neck cancers while another project focuses on developing immunotherapies for B cell lymphomas.
The successful candidate will participate in the initiation of the research projects and is expected to carry out his or her projects independently. Applicants should receive a Ph.D. degree in immunology or molecular biology related field. Experience and background in cellular immunology and animal models are highly desired.  In addition, the applicant should be self-motivated, hard-working, and willing to work with flexible hours. These positions are for entry level applicants.  Applicants are preferred to be eligible for NIH T32 training grants (US citizen or permanent residents only) but not required. 
Please submit a cover letter describing previous research exp​erience and current interests, curriculum vitae including publication list, and contact details of three references to Dr. Jing H. Wang by e-mail at jing.wang@ucdenver.edu​Apply here.

​A postdoctoral position is available in the Alper laboratory. The Alper lab is investigating genes involved in the maintenance of Toll-like receptor signaling in the context of chronic inflammatory disease. Projects involve investigating how alternative pre-mRNA splicing in the TLR signaling pathway influences acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Applicants should have a PhD in immunology or a related field. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to: alpers@njhealth.org THIS POSITION WILL BE AT NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH