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Post Doctoral Research Associate Job

Job Number: RIH14413

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate-Surgery/Trauma Research

Department: 2SRSC ALBINA HCC - 7691001

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

A PhD or equivalent degree is required in medicine/pathobiology/immunology/microbiology with a strong knowledge in immunology, especially innate immunity or T-lymphocyte biology. No prior postdoctoral or industry experience is required, however previous experience with general molecular patho-biological techniques, cellular immunological assays and signal transduction biological techniques is essential.

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a skilled and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Heffernan's lab to study the role of invariant Natural Killer T-cells in controlling and modulating the immune response to sepsis. Given the very close working relationships within the division and department of Surgery, opportunities exist to translate the murine findings to critically ill surgical and trauma patients. Position funding is available for up to 1-2 years depending on both parties’ satisfaction with progress. The ability to work independently is essential as well as the ability to cultivate collaborative working relationships.