A postdoctoral position for 3 years is available to study immunosenescence in the context of age-associated disease in the eye. This position is funded by the US National Eye Institute (NEI) with additional support from the British National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and involves a collaboration between Professor Arne Akbar (Division of Infection & Immunity, University College London), Dr. Robert Nussenblatt (Laboratory of Immunology, NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)) and Dr. Richard Lee (NIHR Moorfields BRC).
The initial phase of the project will be to learn experimental techniques for the study of human immunity in Professor Akbar’s Lab (~3 months) at University College London, followed by relocation to the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, US. Although the successful applicant’s substantive employment will be with the NIH, the collaboration with the Akbar Lab will continue for the duration of the fellowship. Funding is in place to support subsequent trips between Bethesda and London, and it is therefore important that applicants are prepared to travel. A Ph.D. in the field of immunology is essential and familiarity with human cell culture and flow cytometry is highly desirable. The post is initially for 2 years and is potentially renewable for up to 5 years. Stipend and benefits are Stipends are commensurate with education and experience and are in accordance with NIH’s postdoctoral pay scales. To find out more about this unique opportunity for an early-career post-doctoral researcher to establish advanced skills and expertise in the fields of translational human immunology and immunosenescence please send your curriculum vitae to Tabitha Owen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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