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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Microbiology & Immunology - Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biomed & Nutritional Sciences
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant
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General Summary of Position:

This is a special position funded by the NIH and foundation grants that seek talented postdoctoral fellow interested in pursuing an academic career in biomedical science. The project involves host responses following interaction with microbes/pathogens associated with inflammatory diseases. Special consideration will be given to fellows with expertise in biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology. The fellow will use organoid-based disease models to determine the molecular mechanism of host pathways that regulate immune responses. The understanding of the crosstalk between microbe-epithelial cells and immune cells will be useful to know the disease mechanism and can be targeted to prevent the progression of chronic diseases. The fellow will identify the nutritional supplements that can prevent the progression of chronic diseases.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • PhD in Microbiology, biochemistry, and related fields AND track record of publications on microbial infection (must have Ph.D. by the time of appointment)


  • A strong background and research experiences in biochemistry, microbiology, and cell biology
  • A research background in the application and/or knowledge in primary cells and stem cell biology would be useful


  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Strong technical report writing and communication skills
  • Quantitative research methods and statistics

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.   

This position is contingent upon funding.  The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of renewal based on productivity, successful performance and the availability of funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  

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