Postdoctoral Fellow Positions for Translational Research, USA

Posted 2 months ago

The STAR Center is a world-class, multi-disciplinary research and educational center focusing on critical care and organ support, resuscitation, surgical outcomes, patient safety and injury prevention. We are currently seeking highly trained and motivated postdoctoral fellows to join our Translational Research Program to investigates the role of extracellular (ex) vesicles (EVs) and ex-microRNA-mediated innate immune signaling in 1) acute lung injury in sepsis, 2) brain inflammation and cognitive impairment in sepsis, 3) coagulopathy in sepsis and non-hemorrhagic polytrauma, and 4) cardiac ischemia injury. These highly translational projects are funded by NIGMSNINDSNHLBINSF, US Air Force, and involve both humans and rodent animals.

The interested candidates can review the recent publications: Wang et al. iScience 2021 (PMID: 34877498); Xu et al. J Immunol 2018 (PMID: 30355788); Chen et al. J Am Heart Assoc 2014 (PMID: 24390148); Williams et al. J Thromb Haemost 2019( PMID: 31211901); Zou et al. Brain Behav Immun 2021 (PMID: 34808293);

Lopez, et al. Shock 2021 (PMID: 33394971)

Program Project:

What is required:

  • The candidates with PhD or MD degree in molecular/cell biology, immunology or related field are encouraged to apply.
  • The following experimental expertise are required
  • qRT-PCR, genotyping, Western blot;
  • flow cytometry, cell isolation, cell culture;
  • Good written and oral communication skills and independent ability to design and execute experiments;
  • Ability to skillfully multi-task, good organization, problem-solving skills, and ability to develop novel techniques
  • Candidate with additional expertise in EV characterization, animal handling, studies related to lung, heart, coagulopathy, in bioinformatics analysis and machining learning are strongly encouraged to apply.

What you will gain:

The Translational Research Program of the STAR Center will provide additional training on certain critical techniques, critical thinking and analytical ability to solve scientific question, and grantsmanship at the senior stage. In addition, postdoc fellows will be provided ample opportunities to present research findings at local, national and international conferences, write manuscripts, and contribute to grant application preparation to advance scientific and career growth.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send the following materials to Lin Zou, MD, PhD (

  • Cover letter with a brief description of your research interest and career goal
  • CV

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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