Postdoctoral Fellow | Mitochondria-Immune Crosstal

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow | Mitochondria-Immune Crosstalk in Cancer
West Lab
Bar Harbor, ME

The West lab is relocating to The Jackson Laboratory and is seeking an independent, highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to lead a collaborative research program to investigate how mitochondrial genome instability shapes immune responses in the melanoma tumor microenvironment. The overall goals of our laboratory are to delineate how mitochondria function as central regulators of innate immune and inflammatory responses and to investigate how mitochondria-immune crosstalk contributes to disease and aging. Our laboratory pursues a multidisciplinary approach by integrating cell biology, immunology, and physiology using cutting-edge techniques including engineered mouse models, single-cell multi-omics, super-resolution imaging, and CRISPR-based cellular tools ().

The ideal candidate should have PhD in immunology or another relevant life-science discipline and have prior training in cell and molecular biology and/or immunology, wet lab and computational experience, and prior expertise using in vivo mouse models. The successful candidate will have access to JAX's unique postdoctoral training program, which offers exceptional opportunities for professional development through mentoring, extensive support for grant/fellowship writing, and access numerous workshops and courses. Exceptional candidates can show early independence through the . JAX has a vibrant and interactive research community with unparalleled resources and state of the art facilities for mouse phenotyping and behavioral studies, computational science, mass spectrometry, imaging science, and genome technologies. The JAX Cancer Center (JAXCC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center complemented by institutional education, resource, and service initiatives that support cancer research worldwide.

PhD in immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, or related field of study.
Strong training background in molecular biology, cell biology, and in vivo mouse models.
Experience in cell culture, flow cytometry, and single-cell technologies are particularly preferred.
Candidates should have at least one 1st author publication record in peer-reviewed journal.
Excellent writing and communication skills, able to work independently and effectively with other members in a productive team.

**Please submit your current CV, 3 letters of reference, and 1-page (maximum) statement of Research Interests and Career Goals at time of application. **

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

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Job Posting: 909260

Posted On: Mar 28, 2023

Updated On: Mar 28, 2023

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