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Thursday, July 3, 2008


Positions Available for Ph.Ds

Position: Postdoc at Duke University

Description: A major focus of the laboratory is to understand the mechanisms by which beta-arrestin proteins regulate inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness in a mouse model of allergic airways disease. Other interests include the mechanisms by which ?2-adrenergic receptors become refractory in asthmatics. In vivo, ex vivo and in vitro techniques are being used to address these questions including cell culture, RT-PCR, immunoblotting, histology, whole animal anesthetized and organ tissue bath preparations. Research activities of the successful applicant within the funded project “T cell function in asthma depends on a novel signaling pathway” will focus on how regulation of T cell chemotaxis influences the development of allergic airways disease in mice.

Requirements: The successful applicant will possess an appropriate combination of relevant education (PhD in biological sciences, MD, or VMD), experience and enthusiasm for research as well as a good command of the English language.Additional Information: The successful applicant will join a small laboratory that is part of a larger Duke Asthma and Allergy Airway Center and is interactive with other laboratories within the Department of Medicine at Duke.

Deadline to Apply: 11/17/08
Contact Name: Julia K. L. Walker
Contact Phone: 919-668-1978

Position: Associate Director for Graduate Programs at University of Maryland

We seek a person to administer the combined biological sciences> graduate programs in the College of Chemical and Life Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. Excellent managerial and organizational skills required, as are skillful and collegial interactions with students, faculty, and staff. This individual will help us to develop, manage and promote graduate education in the biological sciences. Individual should have advanced degree, preferably doctorate, in biological sciences, and experience in academic research or administration. Position may be full or part time.Send a cover letter describing experience and interest in this position, curriculum vitae, names, phone numbers and emails of at least three possible references to:

The preferred starting date for the position is August 1, 2008.
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