Postdoctoral Fellow/Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry - 18000001SP

Postdoctoral Fellow/Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry - 18000001SP

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Memphis, TN, United States

Postdoctoral Fellow/Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry – 18000001SP


A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The faculty mentor for this position will be Dr. Ae-Kyung Yi. We are looking for a highly motivated, recently graduated Ph.D. with expertise in immunology, cellular biology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry. A postdoctoral fellow with research interests and experiences in the areas related to the molecular mechanisms of pattern recognition receptor signaling and/or T cell receptor signaling in connection with inhibitor receptor signaling, and/or the pathogenesis of chronic autoimmune inflammatory diseases are preferred. Currently, the major research interests of the program are investigation on: 1) molecular mechanisms of interaction between T cell receptor signaling and inhibitory receptor signaling; 2) role of inhibitory receptor in pathogenesis of autoimmune arthritis; 3) molecular mechanisms of a pattern recognition receptor (especially TLR and IL-1R family receptors) signaling pathway; and 4) the role of a signaling modulator in a pattern recognition receptor signaling in the pathogenesis of chronic autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis and hypersensitive pneumonitis. The main function of a postdoctoral fellow will be studying protein-protein interactions, identifying structure-function relationship of signaling molecules, and investigating a molecular mechanism of inhibitor receptor signaling pathway for modulation of T cell signaling and pattern recognition receptor signaling, and their impacts on chronic inflammatory autoimmune diseases.


Ph.D. with a strong background in biological sciences (biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, microbiology, pathology, physiology).
Research experience in areas useful to studies of cell signal transduction, innate immune response, T cell biology, inflammation, and autoimmune disease.
Basic understanding of and experience with ELISA assays, Western blot analysis, protein-protein interactions, peptide library construction and screening, in vitro kinase assays, PCR, RT-PCR, real-time PCR, gene cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, siRNA, CRISPR, in-situ hybridization, gene chip analysis, CHIP assays, cellular transfection, tissue culture, FACS, confocal microscopy, viral gene delivery system, and database searches.
Must have ability to work with rodents.
Ability to learn and develop new techniques, whenever necessary.
Good communication and writing skills.

Send curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Ae-Kyung Yi, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, UTHSC. E-mail: and apply on-line

Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Job Postdoctoral Fellows

Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis

Organization Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry

Campus/Institute – Memphis

Schedule – Full-time

Job Posting Nov 27, 2018, 12:55:08 PM

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 18000001SP