Postdoc in Oral Mucosal Immunology Research: USA

The Kotsakis Lab has a postdoctoral fellow position available in the fields of microbiome 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.

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 microenvironmental 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 tissue culture 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 cellular immunology, flow cytometry, cell sorting and other immunology methods as well as immunohistochemistry.
  • Experience with mouse models is required.
  • Candidates must also have an interest in cellular and molecular immune biology and microbiology, including an understanding of microbiome-interactions.

More information about this role:

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.


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. Deadline 31 August 2022.

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.

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