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Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Molecular Immunoengineering:

Candidates are sought for multiple postdoctoral fellowship positions in immunology and molecular immunoengineering. Click here to learn more about the details of the positions. Qualified applicants may also be considered for Research Assistant Professor positions. Interested candidates should assemble an application in a single PDF file consisting of a i) cover letter, ii) curriculum vitae (including a complete list of publications), iii) contact information for three references, and iv) two first author manuscripts that have been published or accepted for publication. The cover letter should include a description of the candidate’s relevant research experience, research interest, goals and expectations for the position, and preferred start date. The application should be e-mailed to Prof. John T. Wilson at john.t.wilson@vanderbilt.edu using the subject line “Postdoctoral position in the Wilson Lab.”

Graduate Students:

Interested students are encouraged to apply to graduate programs in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, the Interdisciplinary Materials Science Program, or the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. Please contact Dr. Wilson directly at john.t.wilson@vanderbilt.edu for more information.

Research Staff: 

Applications are sought for Research Assistant, Staff Scientist, and/or Lab Manager positions in the Wilson Lab. The candidate will play a key role in diverse research domains spanning development of engineered therapeutics for diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and colitis as well as vaccines for prevention of infectious disease. The position involves working closely with the principal investigator to execute and maintain best laboratory practices for assigned tasks.  The candidate will be responsible for supporting day-to-day functions of the laboratory. This will include maintenance of IACUC protocols and records; maintenance of mouse colonies; and performing and assisting with animal procedures and experiments such as in vivo imaging, injections of test compounds, euthanasia, necropsy, dissection, and tissue and cell isolation. Additional responsibilities may also include assisting with molecular biology experiments; data analysis; ordering supplies/reagents; assisting with equipment maintenance and user training; evaluating instrument and experimental quality assurance; communicating laboratory policies; assisting the PI with regulatory compliance and documentation; working with the PI to schedule work to meet experimental and publication deadlines; assist in preparation of presentations, grant proposals, and publications. Successful candidates will be prepared to communicate experimental results effectively, maintain rigorous and reliable lab records, and work reliably within a synergistic team cooperatively and with integrity. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., biomedical engineering, biology, biochemistry) is required,  strong communication and organizational skills are required, and experience in animal handling procedures and standard molecular biology techniques is preferred. ​If interested, please send Dr. Wilson a CV or resume at john.t.wilson@vanderbilt.edu using the subject line "Research Staff position in Wilson Lab."

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