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Postdoctoral scholar position in macrophage biology, helminth infection, and inflammatory diseases

NIH-funded postdoctoral scholar positions are available in the Nair Lab at the University of California Riverside. Current research projects investigate tissue macrophages in helminth infection and inflammation.

The position offers an amazing opportunity to use novel reporter transgenic mice for M2 macrophages and validated helminth infection models to decipher tissue macrophage plasticity and its relevance in host-helminth interaction and lung tissue homeostasis. Techniques applied for the project are high throughput cell sorting, macrophage-stromal cell interactions, multiphoton imaging, and single cell sequencing and informatics approaches. We welcome and strongly support scientists with diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated for career advancement. Salary is commensurate upon qualifications and 2-step higher than NIH NRSA stipends.

Strong background in immunology, infectious disease, and mouse genetics is highly preferred. Please send CV, a description of research experience and interest, and three references with contact information to meera.nair@ucr.edu as a single PDF file. 

University of California Riverside has a vibrant research environment (including 9 current NAS members and 2 Nobel Laureates). Our lab has full access to modern instruments (10X genomics, high throughput cell sorter, 25-color flow cytometer, multiphoton microscope) and is currently housed in the state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research building. The campus is also located in a prime position close to other universities, research institutes, and biotech industries present in Southern California.

Riverside is a wonderful place to live, providing ample cultural and entertainment opportunities in a safe and comfortable community with affordable housing and living expenses. Riverside is about an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain. The city offers all the cultural advantages of any U.S. city, together with the amazing all-year-round weather of sunny Southern California.

Meera Nair, Ph.D.
3135 Multidisciplinary Research Building
University of California Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: (951) 827-7734
Email: meera.nair@ucr.edu
Web: https://profiles.ucr.edu/meera.nair