We are currently seeking a motivated Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in the field of Neuroimmunology to join our research effort in investigating genetic susceptibility and T cell function in neurological diseases. This position will function under the supervision of Drs. Wassim Elyaman and Philip De Jager.
This position offers a stimulating and multi-disciplinary environment. The fellow will work as part of a team of researchers at CUMC. He or she will join an ongoing research program that examines T cell phenotype and function as it relates to recently identified genetic loci associated with several neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The project will entail working with human immune cells using in vitro assays and relating in vitro data to clinical phenotypes. Functional experiments will be integrated with epigenomic and transcriptomic characterization of the experimental system as part of a NIH-funded program. Promising human gene targets will be manipulated in animal models of MS and AD.
Applicants should have a good working knowledge of experimental methods in cellular /molecular immunology and/or cellular/molecular neuroscience. Experience with the study of T cell function in vitro and in mice is an advantage but is not required. Effective communication and organization skills as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team are also mandatory for this position. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented, with excellent laboratory skills. Time-management, multitasking and the ability to work in a fast-paced research program are essential.