A postdoctoral position is currently available in the Ehrlich lab at the University of Texas at Austin. A central goal of our lab is to learn how developing T cells navigate the complex cellular microenvironment in the thymus to ensure proper T cell development and central tolerance throughout the lifespan. We use a combination of approaches including 2-photon microscopy, multiplex immunofluorescent imaging, multiparameter flow cytometry, and single-cell transcriptional profiling to investigate T cell development in mouse models and patient samples.
This fellow will focus on perinatal T cell development, a unique period in which T cells first establish self-tolerance while retaining the capacity to fight off infections. This position is ideal for highly motivated and talented applicants with expertise in immunology or related areas. While we use multiple techniques in the lab, this position will afford the applicant an opportunity to learn 2-photon microscopy techniques, as well as to work with single-cell transcriptional profiling and multiplex immunostaining. In addition, the applicant will interact with investigators at multiple institutions as part of our collaborative research on perinatal immunology.
Required qualifications: PhD within the last 2 years in biological sciences, with expertise in Immunology; experience with flow cytometry and basic cell and molecular biology techniques; experience with mouse models.
Preferred qualifications: bioinformatics analysis of transcriptional profiling datasets. Image analysis experience.
We emphasize a diverse and inclusive environment in the Ehrlich lab.
To apply for this position, please contact Dr. Ehrlich: firstname.lastname@example.org.