Fellow, No Fringe Benefits
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety


Job Info


I am a physician-scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital located in Boston, MA with an investigative focus on innate immune responses, specifically neutrophils, and their response to invasive fungal pathogens. In addition to basic and translational research, I am an active clinician caring for patients who have undergone either solid organ or bone marrow transplantation and now have infectious complications. I am looking for an eager and enthusiastic post-doctoral or staff scientist. Inquiries and CVs can be forwarded to me directly.

Position Description

Work under the general supervision of Dr. Michael Mansour. The main research program is to develop a system of myeloid progenitor transfusion to address patients with neutropenia.

Description:

  • Individuals with neutropenia (low neutrophil counts) are some of the most immunocompromised and at risk of fatal bacterial and fungal infections.
  • The overall objective of this project is to understand the molecular mechanisms of host innate immune responses to fungal pathogens, specifically neutrophils.
  • A goal is to define the molecular mechanisms related to the recognition and deployment of specific effector functions and the elimination of fungal pathogens.
The ideal applicant has experience with:
  • Tissue culture
  • Retroviral and lentiviral transduction
  • Microbiology viability assays
  • Immunoblotting and ELISAs
  • Small animal modeling
The ideal applicant would be:
  • Highly motivated and curious
  • Extremely well organized
  • Has excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Prior experience with supervision of small teams
  • Good project management skills
  • Functions "under their own steam"


Qualifications
PhD

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunityemployer,and all qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protectedveteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions,or anyother characteristic protected by law.



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