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 Aug 2021


Postdoctoral/Research Scientist Positions
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Long Island, New York

Postdoctoral/Research Scientist positions are available in the Center for Immunology and Inflammation at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.  The candidates will focus on the novel pathobiology of inflammatory diseases, e.g., sepsis, ischemia-reperfusion, hemorrhagic shock, and acute lung injury, by emphasizing innate immunity and discovering new therapeutic molecules. 
The applicants should have a Ph.D. or MD degree and background in Immunology, inflammation, and molecular medicine.  
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research offers a generous package of compensation and fringe benefits. 
Candidates should email their CV, a cover letter, and the names of two references to:
Ping Wang, MD
Professor and Chief Scientific Officer
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Phone: (516) 562-3411
Email: [email protected]

 July 2021


Postdoctoral Position
Dr. Qun Sophia Zang’s Lab
Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute
Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago

A postdoc position is available in Dr. Zang’s lab at the Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute in the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago. The research area of the laboratory is focused on mitochondrial signaling in cardiac dysfunction and cardiac autophagy in sepsis using both in vitro and in vivo models. The prospective candidate will have opportunities to work within a highly interactive, multidiscipline team to do translational research. A qualified candidate must hold a doctorate degree with a major in biology or the area of biomedical sciences. A combination of skills in cell culture, animal disease models, imaging, western blot, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, DNA/RNA preparation, PCR, and real time PCR is required. Previous experience/knowledge in animal experiments is very much preferred, and experience in the research of cardiology and mitochondrial physiology is a plus. In addition, capabilities to efficiently collect/organize/analyze data and to initiate new/modified procedures/techniques based upon latest developments are expected. Preferences will be given to candidates who are good at tasks and time management and strong communication skills. Please send your application with three references to Dr. Qun Sophia Zang at [email protected].

 July 2021

Postdoctoral Positions Available
Laboratory of Dr. Thomas Griffith
University of Minnesota
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a passion for research to join our group to investigate sepsis pathophysiology with the intention of developing therapies to improve patient outcomes. Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Each year ~2 million adult Americans develop sepsis and nearly 270,000 Americans die from sepsis or sepsis-related complications – far more than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined.

We use a combination of mouse models of sepsis (e.g., CLP, LPS endotoxemia, cecal slurry, systemic bacterial infection) and human sample analyses to study the impact of sepsis on the immune system. Research areas available for study include: quantitative/qualitative alterations in innate and adaptive (especially CD4 T cells) immune cell populations, changes in microbiome composition and its impact on systemic immunity, and immune endotyping of sepsis patients and ex vivo testing of immune modulators to restore immune cells function. Recent publications from the lab include: Front. Immunol. 11:1786; Cell Reports 28: 1729; J. Immunol. 197: 1692; J. Immunol. 194:1609.

Candidates should have a PhD, MD, or DVM with immunology and/or pathology research experience, as well as practical experience with mouse models of disease and/or human blood sample processing.

Preferred qualifications of candidates include:

• First author publications

• Effective oral and written communication skills

• Experience with mice, flow cytometry, cellular immunology assays, microbiology, microscopy, biochemistry, and molecular biology techniques.

Responsibilities of this position include:
• Participation in the design implementations and evaluation of research studies
• Collect and analyze data using a variety of observational and analytical techniques
• Collaborate on reports and publication of findings
• Development of research ideas, projects, and study protocols
• Submit applications of new research projects
• Preparation and presentation of abstracts
• Manuscript writing and submission to scientific journals

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
• Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
• Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
• Excellent retirement plans with employer match
• Disability and employer paid life insurance
• Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
• Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
• Student loan forgiveness opportunity
• Opportunities for growth and promotion
• Employee Assistance Program

The University of Minnesota recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University of Minnesota is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the University of Minnesota:

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External applicants:

If you are a current employee of the University of Minnesota please use the following link instead:

Alternatively, please email the following items to Dr. Thomas Griffith ([email protected]) for prompt consideration:

• A one-­page cover letter describing areas of research interests and career goals

• Curriculum vitae with bibliography

• Contact information for 3 references

 July 2021

Vacancy Announcement
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Deputy Director, Division of Lung Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

THE POSITION:  The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director, Division of Lung Diseases (DLD).   NHLBI is a national and international leader in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.  The DLD Deputy Director position offers an exciting opportunity for scientific and managerial leadership in supporting the overwhelming majority of scientific and clinical pulmonary, critical care, and sleep research nationwide, from basic, to translational, to clinical, to epidemiological studies.  The Division supports research that expands our understanding of lung and sleep/circadian biology, examines lung disease and sleep disorder pathology, and applies this knowledge through translational studies and clinical trials that lead to new and improved ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent lung diseases and sleep disorders.
The Deputy Director position offers an extraordinary opportunity for physician-scientists with excellent knowledge of the advanced principles, theories and practices applicable to medical and scientific areas of major and rare pulmonary, critical care and sleep diseases and/or their associated clinical manifestations, ensuring that the public investment in the future of medical research and education will be well used, serving the public health, the profession and society. Working with the Director of DLD, the Deputy Director will assume a policy-making role in senior leadership at NHLBI, sharing the future of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep research and leading internationally renowned programs that integrate basic science and clinical research.
Information about the Division is available at: 

LOCATION:    Bethesda, Maryland 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  The NHLBI seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization.  The ideal candidate will be a leader who has demonstrated experience in setting, planning, implementing and analyzing program objectives and priorities and should have the demonstrated ability to manage financial and human resources and coordinate a research portfolio involving extensive internal and external collaboration.  They must be a leader who is experienced in giving presentations nationally to broad audiences, including researchers, policy makers, and the general public.  Applicants must possess an M.D., or an M.D. plus Ph.D. with excellent knowledge of the advanced principles, theories and practices applicable to medical and scientific areas of major and rare pulmonary and sleep diseases and/or their associated clinical manifestations.  Based on the responsibility to assess research needs on a national/international scale and formulate and implement plans for solicitation of new research, the Deputy Director must exhibit a broad scientific vision, demonstrating skill in managing a broad and complex biomedical research program, and the ability to lead and inspire a staff with expertise in diverse scientific disciplines.   The Deputy Director must have a comprehensive understanding of the procedures and policies related to the review, award and management of grants, cooperative agreements and contracts, as well as the ability to serve as an authority on the development, implementation, management and analysis of DLD’s complex annual operating and program budget with multiple funding categories.   Additional major responsibilities of this position include:  liaison with representatives of other NIH Institutes and Centers, federal and non-federal agencies, international research organizations, professional societies, foundations, the media and patient advocacy groups; establishment of research collaborations with not-for-profit organizations and industry partners; and maintenance of a productive work environment meeting EEO workplace diversity, staff professional education and monitoring objectives of the NIH.
This position will be filled under a Title 42 (f) excepted service appointment and open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Resident non-citizens.
SALARY/BENEFITS:  The Deputy Director, DLD will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience.  A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid.  Full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.  The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.  The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics Website. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)    website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • a current Curriculum Vitae
  • copy of advanced degree
  • bibliography
  • full contact details for three references
  • a vision statement (not to exceed two pages)
  • a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (not to exceed two pages); and
  • a statement indicating how you have promoted equity, diversity and inclusion, and describing your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research (not to exceed two pages)
Applications and all accompanying documents can be sent to [email protected].  Applications will be accepted beginning on June 21, 2021.  The closing date is August 20, 2021.
You may contact Lynn Hellinger with questions and for more information about this vacancy at [email protected] or 301-802-0168.
ON August 20, 2021


 July 2021

Postdoctoral Position in Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Arkansas Children’s Research

A postdoctoral position in the metabolic physiology and bioenergetics is open at the Arkansas Children’s Research (ACRI). Candidates will be affiliated with the Division of Developmental Nutrition within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, as well as ACRI and Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center (ACNC). The postdoctoral trainee will work within an interdisciplinary team, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources to perform both clinical and basic studies. Candidates will be actively involved in projects aimed at understanding the metabolic stress response to burns and in particular, the role of the mitochondrion in burn-induced hypermetabolism. There will also be opportunities to participate in ongoing studies aimed at elucidating the impact of diet and lifestyle on mitochondrial function. The position will offer training in the fields of metabolic physiology, bioenergetics and nutrition, and the metabolic response to trauma. Training in various stable isotope techniques to characterize energy expenditure and substrate metabolism as well as high-resolution respirometry to study bioenergetics, will also be provided.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or DVM) in biomedical sciences, physiology, nutrition, bioenergetics, or equivalent. Strong oral and written communication skills are also required. For inquiries, please contact Craig Porter, Ph.D. at [email protected]


 June 2021


Research Biologist
(at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor)
Ocean State Research Institute at the Providence VA Medical Center

We are recruiting for a Research Biologist at Ocean State Research Institute at the Providence VA Medical Center. The Providence VA Medical Center is one of the affiliated teaching institutions of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The successful candidate must qualify for a full-time medical faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Minimum requirements include: PhD or MD/PhD or MD in a discipline relevant to lung or cardiovascular pathobiology plus at least two years of post-doctoral research training and a commitment to scholarly participation in the research programs of the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology Center for BioMedical Research Excellence (CPVB COBRE; based at Ocean State Research Institute at the Providence VA Medical Center. Experience in research on the pulmonary circulation and/or mitochondrial biology are highly desirable. Candidates for an Associate Professor position must have independent research support and a national reputation for research accomplishment.

The Providence VA Medical Center is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities, and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please apply online at .

 May 2021


Assistant Professor (Research-track) of Lung Biology and Sepsis
Louisiana State University and A&M College Baton Rouge

 Performing cutting edge research in molecular and cellular mechanisms of Immune responses in the lung and extrapulmonary organs against pathogenic microbes and sepsis, training postdoctoral researchers and graduate students related to techniques, presenting research findings at national and international meetings, writing manuscripts and organizing laboratory reagents for research. See recent articles for more details about research avenues (Blood, 2019, Mucosal Immunology, 2019, PLoS Pathogens, 2018). In addition to laboratory research, responsible for the overall program supervision for the NIH/NIGMS Center for Lung Biology and Disease (CLBD) (
Job Responsibilities:
  • Conduct studies to evaluate the roles of innate and adaptive immune molecules in pathogenic bacterial infection and sepsis using a mouse model and human cells. 
  • Assist in the general administration of all accounts and paperwork associated with the CLBD programs, including assisting in the preparation of sub-awards, overseeing records of grant expenditures. This involves working closely with CLBD director, junior principal investigators and coordinators and LSU business and accounting personnel. Assist in arranging travel and reimbursement of expenses for attending workshops, training sessions and annual retreats 
  • Writing laboratory manuscripts
  • Training postdoctoral researchers and graduate students related to techniques
  • Organizing laboratory reagents for research.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. with 4-6 years experience in immunology or microbial pathogenesis.
  • Outstanding communication skills (oral and written). 
Preferred Qualifications:Prior research experience in a university setting Special or Physical Qualifications:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Ability and willingness to work some holidays (flexible scheduling of hours may be available).
  • Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.
Special Instructions:Please provide your cover letter, CV, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application. For additional information, please contact Dr. Jeyaseelan (Jey) ([email protected]). Please use this link to apply for the position:
Additional Position Information:Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more! LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ([email protected]).HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed [email protected] 

 April 2021