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Post Doctoral Position - Examine The role of B Cells, The Microbiome & Mucosal Immunity


A postdoctoral position is available in the Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester. We are particularly interested in a postdoctoral candidate with research experience in flow cytometry and molecular biology. The research project will focus on the role of B cells, the microbiome, and mucosal immunity with the long term goal of developing strategies to prevent allergic and autoimmune disease. This project will compare samples from Old Order Mennonites, a group with very low rates of allergic disease, and Rochesterians. The project will involve studies of peripheral blood plasmablasts and stem cells as a function of gut microbome. This position is available immediately.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to influence his/her own development and is flexible, proactive, creative, detail-oriented, and has top teamwork competency but can also work highly independent.

A strong candidate will have

  • MD or PhD in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related disciplines
  • prior experience in flow cytometry and molecular biology
  • proven ability to present and publish research data
  • excellent inter-personal and communication skills / ability to build good working relations
  • proficiency in spoken and written English.


Application: Candidates should provide a cover letter and CV electronically to: R. John Looney, M.D.

Rosenfeld Professor of Allergy and Clinical Immunology or

Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D

Associate Professor of Medicine


The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in high education.