Nationality: International Students
Application deadlines: Open
Airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation are hallmarks of asthma that is clinically managed with β2-agonist bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids. Refractory asthma, manifested by persistent symptoms despite the use of high-dose oral corticosteroids and long-acting β2-agonists, is a major challenge to healthcare. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of therapeutic resistance and developing strategies to overcome such resistance is a major unmet need.
We are seeking talented, highly motivated individuals with a broad interest in the molecular and cellular basis of refractory asthma, with a focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms of therapeutic resistance and developing novel strategies to overcome such resistance in refractory asthma.
The ideal candidate will be expected to develop the project independently and will also have the opportunity to interact and participate in other studies of our multidisciplinary group in the laboratory and across the department. Our research team values creativity and independence in a collaborative and collegial academic environment.
Successful candidates will have a PhD in areas related to cell and molecular biology, immunology, signal transduction, asthma or cancer, supported by a strong publication record. Previous experience with airway smooth muscle cells and mouse models of asthma and/or cancer would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in training laboratory staff and graduate students in research techniques and grant writing. This is a full-time, grant-funded position.
- Cell and molecular biology
- ·Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree
- ·Significant research accomplishments and scholarly promise
Applicants can send the following materials to Prof Yaping Tu ([email protected]) 1.Curriculum Vitae; 2. A brief summary of previous research and preferred research directions for the next few years. ; 3. Names of three referees who can write letters of recommendation (at least one from outside the applicant’s home institution).