A postdoctoral position is available immediately within the NIH TissueChip consortium (https://ncats.nih.gov/tissuechip) to study antigen sampling across gastrointestinal barriers in Dr. Diane Bimczok’s and Dr. Seth Walk’s laboratories in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Montana State University.
We are looking for highly motivated, recent PhD graduates with a background in mucosal immunology or developmental biology. The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record and demonstrated expertise with organoid models or other primary epithelial cell models, antigen-presenting-cells, next-generation sequence analysis, molecular genetics and/or confocal microscopy.
Our cross-disciplinary project offers a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic team of researchers from Immunology, Microbiology, and Biological Engineering and to gain experience with state-or-the-art organ-on-a-chip models, human gastrointestinal organoids, primary human antigen-presenting cells, and milli-and microfluidics technologies (Sebrell et al. 2018 doi 10.1007/s00441-017-2726-5, Sebrell et al. 2019 doi:10.1016/j.jcmgh.2019.02.010, Sidar et al. 2019 doi: 10.1039/c9lc00653b).