A Postdoctoral Position in Microbiota- driven regulation of neutrophil functions



A Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Mihaela Gadjeva. CONTACT

Description of work here

Postdoctoral position available immediately to study the inflammatory host responses, focusing on the role of microbiota in regulating the innate immunity to pathogens. The postdoctoral candidate should have a good background in immunology, cellular biology, and interest in applying system biology approaches to study complex diseases. With access to state-of-the-art genomic and proteomic technologies, the fellow will identify and characterize novel pathways that regulate neutrophil responses activated during P. aeruginosa-induced infections and determine their functional importance. The emphasis for this postdoctoral project will be to generate high-quality publications as well as impact on therapeutic approaches to infectious diseases.


Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Doctoral Fellow will work in laboratory dedicated to principal investigator and will receive training necessary to complete a research study supported by NIH, professional development and mentorship.  The individual will conduct experiments under the supervision of the PI, analyze data, report data. He/She will also be involved in daily lab routines such as ordering and mouse colony maintenance. The individual may be eligible for a HMS Medical School appointment as a Visiting Research Fellow with a 1 year term, maximum 3 year limit


Recent graduates with a strong background in immunology or microbiology, training in immunological and molecular biological techniques, and experience in handling mice are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in either area: neutrophil biology, microbiota-based studies, and confocal imaging. Candidates should have sufficient background to utilize system biology approaches in their research. Ph-D should be awarded in 2016 or later, but not earlier. Evidence of productivity with publications in significant journals is required. Basic computer science knowledge is helpful.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

Primary Location: MA-Boston-BWH Longwood Medical Area

Work Locations: BWH Longwood Medical Area. 181 Longwood Ave. Boston 02115

Job: MD/PHD/Fellows/ PostDocs

Organization: Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH)

Schedule: Full-time

Standard Hours: 40

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

Recruiting Department: BWH Infectious Diseases