APostdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. HeatherSmallwood, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health ScienceCenter. Dr. Smallwood is looking for an outstanding postdoctoral fellow toconduct studies on the role of metabolism in respiratory viral infectionsincluding influenza infection and COVID-19. Dr. Smallwood lab focuses onmetabolic dysregulation initiated by infection using clinical samples as wellas tissue culture and in vivo models for an integrated translationalapproach, determining the molecular underpinnings responsible for metabolicchanges in the host, validating their physiological relevance, identifyingtherapeutic targets, and testing intervention efficacy, multipronged approachutilizing proteomics, transcriptomics, drug screening, basic wet lab techniquesfor biochemical and immunological assays.
Preferencewill be given to candidates with experience in metabolism, immunology,host-pathogen interactions, and cellular biology with laboratory expertise, experiencewith respiratory viruses, primary tissue culture and animal models. Experiencewith large data analysis is an asset.
Thepostdoc fellow is expected to work independently to advance projects as well aswork in a team. Exceptional oral and written communication skills are required.
Internal Number: 206228
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