Postdoc in Oral Mucosal Immunology and Bioinformatics: USA

Position Description:

The Kotsakis Lab has a postdoctoral fellow position available in the fields of microbiome, bioinformatics, and mucosal immunology research. The successful applicants will work on methods, strategies, and NIH studies led by Dr. Georgios Kotsakis in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with an emphasis on transcriptomics.

Positions are available in the NIH-funded Translational Periodontal Research Lab at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to develop new avenues to elucidate the subtle micro-environmental triggers that otherwise commensal bacteria leverage to turn into pathobionts that perturb host healthy homeostasis and result in oral inflammatory diseases. The lab’s current research projects are centered around our investigation of the effect that biomedical implant degradation products have on the activation of host immune surveillance mechanisms employing cellular and murine disease models. The goal is to develop novel pharmacological treatments and therapies to alleviate the burden of peri-implant disease, periodontal disease and chronic low-grade inflammation leading to systemic inflammatory disease.

Successful applicants will work on bioinformatics and immunological research and will play a key role in making exciting discoveries and publishing novel manuscripts in high impact journals.

Position Requirements:

Candidates must have a PhD in immunology, microbiology, physiology or related field. A successful applicant will have expertise in basic immunology and / or microbiological methods, RNAseq and bioinformatics. Experience with single cell sequencing is preferred.

Candidates must also have an interest in cellular and molecular immune biology and microbiology, including an understanding of microbiome-interactions.
These positions will be initially awarded for one year, and, contingent upon strong performance, conduct, and availability of funds, may be renewed up for up to 4 years.
All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see here for more information about diversity and inclusion at UT Health San Antonio. Both the university and greater San Antonio communities enjoy a variety of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email Ms. Stacy Limas ( and attach the following materials: curriculum vitae, a one-page personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and research interests.

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