Posted March 6, 2017: Postdoctoral positions available:
Dissecting the immune response via lymph node culture in perfused microreactors
Two complementary postdoctoral research associate positions are immediately available in a cross-disciplinary project between the laboratories of Facundo Batista (Harvard University and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard), Linda Griffith (MIT) and Darrell Irvine (MIT and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard). This work focuses on the use of novel ex vivo microreactors as a platform to maintain the viability and function of murine and human lymphoid tissues over extended time periods, permitting a detailed dissection of factors regulating de novo adaptive immune responses through a combination of imaging and single cell analytical tools. Microreactor approaches used for culture are designed to enable microvascularization and perfusion as well as in situ imaging. This project is supported by an industrial collaboration with Amgen and the Ragon Institute. We seek complementary candidates with expertise in B cell biology/adaptive immunity and bioengineering to join our team in tackling this grand challenge in immunology. The appointment will be for 2 years with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory progress and continued funding support. Candidates with strong expertise in cellular and/or clinical immunology, bioengineering, or imaging may be a good match for this project. Interested candidates should send a c.v. with the names of 3 references to Facundo Batista (FBATISTA1@mgh.harvard.edu) and Darrell Irvine (firstname.lastname@example.org).