An excellent postdoctoral research opportunity is immediately available with the laboratory of Woong-Ki Kim at Eastern Virginia Medical School to explore macrophage biology and to develop macrophage-targeted therapy for the treatment of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND), Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and diabetes. We are seeking 1 or 2 highly motivated Research Scholars who want to pursue an academic career in neuroimmunology and macrophage biology. The laboratory uses non-human primate (NHP) models to connect mouse investigations and human observations of many chronic inflammatory diseases.
These postdoctoral fellow positions will manage NIH-funded studies that are exploring the role of macrophages in HAND and brain aging. Open research opportunities also include the investigation of the therapeutic potential of macrophage-targeted approaches in the translational NHP models of diabetes and obesity. All these projects are supported by high collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of scientists and extensive core services.
Successful candidates will have a recent doctoral degree and training in immunology, and/or neuroscience. Candidates with a background in bioinformatics and computational biology are also encouraged to apply. It is expected that successful candidates will have a minimum of 1 or 2 first-authored publications from his or her doctoral training. A multi-year commitment to postdoctoral training is expected.