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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pathology and Immunology, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The interests of the Liu lab are in understanding how genetic and environmental factors interactions shape immunity and metabolism. We have shown that in patients and mouse models of Crohn’s disease, the function of small intestinal Paneth cells (critical for innate immunity and stem cell homeostasis) can be modulated by gene-environment interactions (Gastroenterology 2014, JCI Insight 2016, JCI Insight 2017, JCI 2018). The primary focus of this position will be to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms using a combination of molecular and cell biology approaches in mouse models, organoid culture, primary samples, and bioinformatics analysis.
Prior experience in immunology, metabolism, microbiology or a related field.
Expertise with mouse models (breeding and experimental procedures).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with primary cell culture (including organoids), flow cytometry, and microbiota analysis.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Candidates must provide a personal statement, current CV and 2 to 3 references that can be contacted directly by phone and/or email to Dr. Ta-Chiang Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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