Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM), JHU

Baltimore, MD, United States

The Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join our NIH-funded research group directed by Dr. Hongpeng Jia.

The research projects of the lab utilize cutting-edge interdisciplinary research approaches and aim to understand how the host response to viral and bacterial lung infection. In particular, The Jia lab will dissect the critical role of, and therapeutic potential for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) in COVID-19 and Influenza viral infection induced secondary bacterial superinfection.  Multiple novel inducible transgenic and gene targeting murine models, genome sequencing analysis, CRISPR gene editing , 3D lung organoid models, and single-cell RNA-seq techniques will be involved in the ongoing research projects. Our ultimate goal is to identify potential therapeutic targets that could be exploited for the development of new drugs capable of preventing and treating infectious and inflammatory lung diseases.

Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD or equivalent degree,  with a strong background in one or more of the following areas Cellular or Molecular Biology, Virology, Immunology,  Innate immunity, Rodent(mouse/rat) Genetics, and related biomedical science fields are encouraged to apply. The candidates must be enthusiastic toward research projects, and have excellent critical thinking skills, a track-record of productivity as demonstrated by at least one first-author peer-reviewed publication, an ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, and proficiency in written and oral English communication.

A successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead independent and cutting-edge research projects with a world-class research facility while obtaining valuable experience with the relevant technology that prepares well for future positions in academia or industry. We will also provide a customizable curriculum, individual career development/support, and Interdisciplinary and collaborative research community. 

Salary will be commensurate with research experience.

To apply, please send 1)a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and future proposed interests, 2) contact information of at least 3 references, and 3) a detailed curriculum vitae to: Dr. Hongpeng Jia by email:

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow