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Posted: June 16, 2014

A post-doctoral fellow position in Immunoparasitology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Miguel Stadecker, Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.  The topic of research is the immune response and immunopathology in a murine model of schistosomiasis, a serious human infectious disease caused by helminth parasites.  The objective is to more thoroughly understand and control at the cellular and molecular levels the innate (dendritic cell-dependent) and adaptive (CD4 T cell-dependent) immune mechanisms conducive to the development of severe forms of the disease, typically seen in some humans and certain mouse strains. Highly motivated candidates should have a PhD degree in Immunology/Cellular Biology and have demonstrated experience in cell culture and molecular technologies. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, research goals and the names and e-mails of three references to Dr. Stadecker (