Two Postdoctoral Scientist positions are available immediately in lab of Dr. Jay Evans as part of an interactive multidisciplinary research team focused on the discovery and development of novel vaccines and immunomodulators in the Center for Translational Medicine at the University of Montana, Missoula MT. Our team works to develop vaccines or treatments for wide variety of diseases impacting human health including COVID-19, influenza virus, tuberculosis, pertussis, pseudomonas, MRSA, cancer, allergy, autoimmunity and opioid addition (https://youtu.be/VJymyraaxAI). We also seek to understand the molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions and the downstream effects on immunopathology or immune mediated protection.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a world-class multidisciplinary vaccine research team that is well funded and has strong connections in both academia and industry. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong working knowledge of immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, toxicology and/or cell biology. Previous experience with one or more of the following techniques is preferred; cell-mediated immunity, cell signaling, receptor/ligand interaction, molecular biology, flow cytometry or fluorescence microscopy. Work independently and as part of a larger project team to design, execute, and interpret experiments that contribute to the advancement of novel vaccines and immunotherapeutics.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, diversity and partnership.
- Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including insurance, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
- Starting salary for this position is $52,000/year.
- Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. (current or within 3 months for graduate students)
- We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong working knowledge of immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, toxicology and/or cell biology.
- Previous experience with one or more of the following techniques is preferred; cell culture, cell signaling, receptor/ligand interaction, molecular biology, flow cytometry or fluorescence microscopy.
The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 500+ full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 70,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.
To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
- University of Montana
- City of Missoula
- State of Montana
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Priority Application Date: June 1, 2021Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration, and the position will remain open until filled.
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- Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
- Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional references