The Sharan Lab is hiring an enthusiastic postdoctoral scholar to study host-pathogen interactions in TB/HIV co-infection in our lab. Sharan Lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which HIV reactivates a latent TB infection using small and large animal models in BSL3. We use immunology, pathology and single cell RNAseq techniques to perform detailed mechanistic studies. This role will help conduct NHP and mouse experiments to study host-directed therapy in TB/HIV co-infection.
· Designs the study with the supervisor and conducts scientific research with other team members.
· Conducts BSL3 experiments on animal models, including flow cytometry, CFU plating, pathological analyses, cytokine analyses, confocal microscopy and viral RNA quantification.
· Analyzes data and reports to supervisor real-time.
· Prepares or assist in preparation of material for publication.
· Prepares or assist in the preparation of grant applications.
· Participates in seminars and scientific meetings appropriate to field of interest.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
Our Ideal Candidate: A highly motivated individual with a Doctoral Degree in Immunology or a closely related discipline from an accredited college or university. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year of BSL3 and TB-related research, including immunology, flow cytometry and scRNA-seq. The candidate must have first-author papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The research role will be highly collaborative. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills. The candidate should be able to handle multiple projects, have exceptional organizational skills and should be a tram player. The candidate should be willing to work in a BSL3 lab space and should be experienced working with animal models.
Instructions: Please submit a detailed CV and cover letter with names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references. Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Riti Sharan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any queries.
Who We Are:
Texas Biomedical Research Institute is one of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions dedicated to advancing global human health through innovative biomedical research. Texas Biomed aims to unravel the mysteries of infectious diseases through innovative thinking, creative problem solving and cutting-edge technologies. The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) provides broad services in primate research. We are one of seven National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) with specialized technologies, capabilities and primate resources, many of which are unique to the SNPRC.
What We Can Offer You:
• Competitive pay
• 7% Employer-Funded retirement contribution starting day one
• Full insurance benefits
• Holidays, PTO and a paid week off in the last week of December
• Hybrid work environment (work partially from home and on campus)
• We are proud of our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging!
Texas Biomedical Research Institute provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.