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Postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt University

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Dorin Bogdan Borza in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Our research focuses on autoimmune and inherited kidney diseases involving type IV collagen of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). This position will investigate how immune tolerance toward type IV collagen of the GBM is normally established in health, broken in autoimmune Goodpasture disease, or impaired in Alport post-transplant nephritis. The specificity of cellular and humoral adaptive immune responses against tissue-restricted collagen IV chains will be analyzed in antigen-sufficient and antigen-deficient mice and compared to maladaptive immune responses in patients with anti-GBM antibody disease.

Qualifications: Interested candidates should have a pending or recent Ph.D. degree with a strong background in immunology, biochemistry, or cell/molecular biology. Excellent written English skills are important. The successful candidate is expected to be strongly motivated, able to work independently and handle multiple projects concurrently. Prior experience with mouse models of autoimmunity or kidney immunopathology is desirable, but not required.

Salary will be commensurate with the relevant experience. This position includes an excellent benefits package. One of the top 20 research medical schools in the US, Vanderbilt University and ranks among the “Best Places for Postdocs” (The Scientist). The University is located in Nashville, Tennessee, which ranks among the best 15 US cities for work and family (Fortune Magazine).

How to apply: Prospective candidates should submit a C.V. (including list of publications, research experience, brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references) by email to Dorin-Bogdan.Borza@vanderbilt.edu.