Research Scientist - Immunomodulation and Translational Research

Columbia, MO

University of Missouri - Columbia (MU)

Job Description

Design and conduct studies that use novel biologics to modulate the immune response to prevent and treat type 1 diabetes, cancer, and graft rejection. The research is multifaceted and involves the design and production of recombinant proteins and targeted delivery of these proteins using various platforms for immunomodulation using rodents. Generation and use of humanized mouse models for assessing the efficacy of lead immunomodulatory protocols as preclude to clinical translation. Immune monitoring using flow cytometry, RT-qPCR, microarrays, immunohistochemistry, and confocal microscopy. Additional duties include preparation of scientific publications, assistance with grant applications, and provide technical and teaching/training support to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and technicians in the program.


Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. This position requires a minimum of 5 years of hands-on research experience in academic or industry settings, and strong expertise in molecular and cellular immunology with focus on autoimmunity, working with rodents, mammalian tissue culture, qRT-PCR, microarrays, RNA-seq, and multiparameter flow cytometry. Effective oral and written and interpersonal communications skills as well as proficiency in word, excel, power point, and statistical software's. Experience in bioinformatics will be an added advantage.

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Posted: 06/24/2022