A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in Dr. Kai Yang's lab at the Wells Center of Indiana University School of Medicine.
The research in the Yang lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms of T-cell signaling and metabolism in the regulation of immune tolerance and antitumor immunity. Using the combination of various genetical mouse models, systems biology and metabolic/molecular approaches, the Yang lab aims to identify molecular and metabolic regulators crucial for sustaining T cell fate and function in health and disease. Our previous studies have demonstrated that the crosstalk between mTOR signaling pathway and diverse metabolic programs governs the fate decision and function of T cells in the development of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases (Nat Immunol., 11: 1047, 2011; Nat Immunol., 12: 888, 2011; Immunity, 39: 1043, 2013; Nat Immunol., 16: 178, 2015; Immunity, 46: 488, 2017; Nature, 548: 602, 2017).
As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Doctorate or terminal degree.
The successful candidate is expected to have solid background in immunology and molecular biology. Additional training and experience in cancer biology are preferable. The candidate is expected to be a critical thinker, a quick learner for new approaches, and strong communication and writing skills. Willingness to work with animals is required. The candidate must possess a doctoral degree (PhD or MD), and a good publication record. The salary and benefit will follow the NIH postdoctoral fellow standard.
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OAA #: IUSM010682016
Internal Number: 10167
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