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Postdoctoral Fellow/Pediatrics
University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee
Date Posted October 15, 2020
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Postdoctoral Fellow/Pediatrics - 2000000154 



A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Heather Smallwood, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Smallwood is looking for an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to conduct studies on the role of metabolism in respiratory viral infections including influenza infection and COVID-19. Dr. Smallwood lab focuses on metabolic dysregulation initiated by infection using clinical samples as well as tissue culture and in vivo models for an integrated translational approach, determining the molecular underpinnings responsible for metabolic changes in the host, validating their physiological relevance, identifying therapeutic targets, and testing intervention efficacy, multipronged approach utilizing proteomics, transcriptomics, drug screening, basic wet lab techniques for biochemical and immunological assays.


Preference will be given to candidates with experience in metabolism, immunology, host-pathogen interactions, and cellular biology with laboratory expertise, experience with respiratory viruses, primary tissue culture and animal models. Experience with large data analysis is an asset.


The postdoc fellow is expected to work independently to advance projects as well as work in a team. Exceptional oral and written communication skills are required.








Interested candidates should send CV, career statement, names and contact information of three references to:

Heather Smallwood



Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php ). Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the  University of Tennessee Health Science Center  is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an  EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.



  Postdoctoral Fellows 
Primary Location
Campus/Institute  Memphis 
Job Posting
  Oct 10, 2020, 5:44:28 PM 

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