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The ideal candidate will design and perform experiments to study innate myeloid cell reactivity patterns to different foods in modeling non-IgE-mediated food allergy. These experiments will be performed on isolated PBMCs from freshly collected human blood and on mouse PBMCs or dissociated intestinal immune cells. Protocols and expertise are available for training on our specific procedures, although novelty in new research design is also encouraged. The candidate will also be trained to perform limited study coordinator duties such as the consenting of patients who choose to enroll in our clinical trial, the transport of blood samples, and the participation in the construction of a patient registry. Mechanistic studies will also be part of our duties, which also involve breeding and maintenance of a mouse colony, transgenic breeding, and in vivo and ex vivo animal studies.
Experience in performing cell culture work, animal studies, as evidenced by previous successful publication, or contribution to previous successful publication, is favorable.
The position is originally for one year and is funded by the Taubman Institute. There is potential for this to become a permanent position following the first year.
As an hourly employee, for a full-time employee working 40 hours, this would be approx. $50,000 annually - benefits will also be offered to the employee.
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