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Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology for Autoimmune Diseases

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Date: May 17, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology for Autoimmune Diseases

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine


The University of Cincinnati, founded in 1819, is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. The university boasts a student body of over 43,000 enrolled in over 370 programs of study and is the region’s largest employer with over 15,000 faculty, staff and student workers. The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the university community.


The College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology is currently accepting applications for a full time, postdoctoral fellow to work on a NIH R01-funded research project: pathogenesis and therapeutics in lupus nephritis.  Compensation is dependent upon qualifications. The University provides a generous package of fringe benefits.


This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


Essential Function:   Postdoctoral Fellows serve temporary appointments, and work under the supervision of a faculty mentor who is responsible for the Fellow’s fiscal and intellectual activities.  Appointments shall not exceed five (5) years; however, short extensions may be granted when necessary to complete a critical research project. 


Primary Duties: 

  • Perform and conduct research required by faculty supervisor to a high standard and in accordance with all institutional and federal regulations.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • May support the development of proposals for research-related funding and grants.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research as directed by and with the support of associated faculty members.
  • Communicate to project team progress and results of research activities ensuring that relevant information and issues in the implementation of projects/experiments are captured in as comprehensive and timely manner as possible.

Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
Minimum Requirements: 

  • Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., required.  
  • Requires an in-depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or discipline.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively with students, faculty and staff from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Strong background in immunology, preferably related to autoimmune diseases
  • Documented success in research, including publications in international journals on relevant topics.
  • Familiarity with mammalian cell culture is preferred.
  • Experience with animal models of autoimmune diseases.
  • Ability to perform other standard molecular and biological techniques, i.e. PCR, flow cytometry, ELISA, Western Blotting, etc.


APPLICATION PROCESS:  Complete your 'Applicant Profile' and upload your CV/Resume and a list of at least two (2) references with their contact information.  Officially apply to # 37320 and under the 'Additional Documents' section of the Application upload your Cover Letter.  Failure to supply requested documents may remove you from consideration.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 37320 


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