NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Swidergall to investigate antifungal and structural immunity. The lab focuses on cellular and molecular factors that regulate the innate and adaptive immune responses against mucosal and invasive fungal infections. The fellow will have the opportunity to lead their own projects and will join a dynamic and collaborative biomedical research environment that prioritizes mentoring and training.
Dr. Swidergall is Investigator at The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Institute for Infection and Immunity, and Assistant Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The dual affiliation will provide the fellow with access to numerous research and training resources from both institutes including state-of-the-art core facilities.
Ph.D. or equivalent in immunology, microbiology, or related fields received within the last 5 years. Candidates should be motivated and creative, have a strong background in cellular immunology. Proficiency in cell culture techniques, standard microbiology and molecular techniques (e.g., ELISA, Western blot, PCR, flow cytometry), and animal models is strongly encouraged. Candidates must also possess strong oral and written communication skills and have a record of publishing their research in peer-reviewed journals. The fellow will be expected to work well both independently and as part of a diverse team in a creative and collaborative research environment.