Rochester Regional Health Research Scientist - Human Immuology in Rochester, New York
Research Scientist - Human Immuology
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Job IDREQ_124882 FACILITYRochester General Hospital LOCATIONRochester, New York
We seekhighly motivated, ambitious junior scientists with strong human immunology expertise who want to advance to an academic (tenure-track faculty) or attractive industrial leadership position in the near future, following this 3 year appointment.The research interests of the lab are focused on vaccine development for human bacterial respiratory infectious disease pathogens that includes work with human PBMCs, mucosal samples and blood. Ongoing collaborations with Harvard, U. British Columbia, Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, Australia involve studies of young children who display poor vaccine responsiveness, respiratory infection proneness and asthma, seeking to identify endotypes as a conceptual breakthrough. Animal models of pathogenesis and immunity are used. The scientist will be expected to first author high quality scientific papers and grant proposals to gain independence. This is not a postdoctoral position. Evidence of progressively more responsible and independent work in immunology required. The scientist will report to the Director of the Research Institute, Dr. Michael Pichichero, who will serve as mentor.
LOCATION:Rochester General Hospital
MD/PhD in immunology or related life sciences discipline with demonstrated interest in continuous learning
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to contribute to multiple projects simultaneously
Strong writing and immunological analysis skills
Mouse model and/or vaccine experience strongly preferred
Devise, plan and execute experiments involving human samples of PBMCs, mucosal samples and blood
Devise, plan and execute experiments involving mouse and/or in vitro model related to ongoing vaccine projects
Administer relevant regulatory protocols for animal and biosafety work
Maintain detailed scientific records of their work, and laboratory safety standards.
Assist in the oversight of technical staff performing experiments
Write research proposals for both federal and industry funding opportunities
Write original research papers and present results both internally and externally
Multi-color flow cytometry for immune cell populations
Execute immunological assays to define vaccine correlates of protection
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSM - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONSMD - NYS
Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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