Key Responsibilities: A post-doctoral position is available in the Keller laboratory to study the human fungal pathogen, Aspergillus fumigatus. Focus is on elucidating the molecular crosstalk between mammalian and fungal cells with focus on the hypothesis that host receptors recognize and respond to Aspergillus lipid signals (1, 2). The applicant should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in molecular/cellular biology, immunology, microbiology, or other related field. A solid background in host-pathogen interactions with experiences in cellular/molecular biology, standard microbiology techniques, and in vivo murine models are highly desirable. The candidate should have excellent scientific and organizational skills, must be able to work in collaboration, and have good skills for presentations and scientific writing.
The Keller lab is located in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The position provides the opportunity to utilize state of the art facilities and interact with diverse faculty focused on host-pathogen interactions. Further information on the Keller lab, the department, and the University are available at: https://sites.google.com/view/kellerlabuw/keller-lab-home, https://mmi.wisc.edu/, and https://www.wisc.edu/.
Terms and conditions
Funds are available for multi-year appointment but renewal past year one is contingent upon training progress, program needs, and satisfactory performance.
Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter including statement of research interests, and a list of three academic references by email to:
Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Bacteriology
University of Wisconsin-Madison