We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work in Dr. Chandy John’s lab which aims to reduce the mortality, morbidity, and overall incidence of malaria. The focus is on the host response to parasite infection, the short- and long-term neurological and cognitive outcomes of severe malaria in children, effects of malaria and other infections in children with sickle cell anemia, and the dynamics of malaria transmission in pre-elimination settings. The research is funded by the NIH, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Thrasher Research Fund and other organizations. Current research objectives include: the development of multiple species malaria diagnostics and detection, assessment of parasite genotypes over time and space in areas of low transmission, assessment of how parasite gene expression affects immune response and clinical outcomes, investigating the host immune response to infection in settings with differing transmission levels and in patients with differing forms of malaria, including different forms of severe malaria, and investigating neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with severe malaria.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.
PhD and MD/PhD scientists. Requirements include a high degree of interest and self-motivation to succeed in research, ability to work independently and within a team with excellent communication and writing skills. Previous research experience in malaria, protozoan parasites, and high throughput quantitative PCR or flow cytometry is preferred.
Department Contact for Questions:
Dr. Chandy John via Rachel Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the lab can be found at: http://pediatrics.iu.edu/infectious-disease/research/chandy-john-lab/
OAA #: IUSM006382016
Internal Number: 8087
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