Careers

Current openings for all of UT Southwestern Medical Center are posted regularly on the UT Southwestern website. The Department of Immunology is currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Current Openings

Assistant Professor/Flow Cytometry Core Director

The Department of Immunology is seeking applicants to direct the Flow Cytometry Core Facility at UT Southwestern Medical Center. This position will be filled at the rank of non-tenure-track Assistant Professor. Responsibilities will be to direct the activities of the flow cytometry facility, which provides state-of-the-art technologies to investigators campus-wide, and to establish an independent and collaborative research program.

The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with extensive experience in flow cytometry and cell sorting. This will include managing all aspects of the operation of the Flow Core in consultation with the Flow Core Advisory Committee. Successful candidates must also demonstrate scientific productivity in immunology in an area that is highly dependent on flow cytometry.

As one of the world’s foremost research institutions, UT Southwestern Medical Center is home to many nationally and internationally recognized physicians and scientists. Recent surveys rank the Graduate Program in Immunology at UT Southwestern among the top 10 nationally.

We are seeking an individual with expertise in flow cytometry and an interest in establishing an independent research career in immunology, who will be capable of interacting and collaborating with a variety of outstanding, independent investigators.

To apply: Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests (2-3 pages), and have three letters of reference sent/forwarded to: Flow Core Director Search Committee, Department of Immunology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9093.

Applications may also be submitted digitally by emailing PDF documents to: andrea.gonzales@utsouthwestern.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

UT Southwestern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

[Back to top]

Investigation of Mechanisms of Innate Control of Adaptive Immunity (178)

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available beginning August 2011 to study the mechanisms by which recognition of pathogens by Toll-Like Receptors (TLRs) influences different aspects of T cell activation and differentiation.

The appointment will be within the Department of Immunology, UT Southwestern Medical Center. Requirements include a Ph.D. and/or an MD. Candidates with proven record of publications and a strong background in immunology, molecular biology, and biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will benefit from excellent research facilities and a collaborative environment.

Candidates can access the research interests of the lab.

Interested candidates should send their CV, a statement of research accomplishments and goals, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Chandrashekhar Pasare, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Immunology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
6000 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9093
chandrashekhar.pasare@utsouthwestern.edu

[Back to top]

Development of Therapeutics for Autoimmunity (177)

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Drs. E. Sally Ward and Raimund J. Ober at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Postdoctoral appointees will work on projects involving the development and/or characterization of antibody-based therapeutics for autoimmunity. Positions are available to develop therapeutics to treat disease in mouse models of multiple sclerosis and arthritis using the following approaches:

  • The use of antigen delivery vehicles to induce T cell tolerance.
  • The use of engineered antibodies that target the Fc receptor, FcRn, that lower the levels of autoreactive antibodies.

These projects are funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and National Institutes of Health and have direct relevance to the rapidly expanding use of antibodies in the biopharma industry.

More information on the research carried out in the lab is available in the following publications:

  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA106, 2788-2793, 2009
  • Traffic10, 600-614, 2009
  • J. Immunol.182, 5268-5275, 2009
  • J. Immunol., 181, 7550-7561, 2008
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 103, 18709-18714, 2006
  • Nature Biotechnol., 23, 1283-1288, 2005
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA101, 11076-11081, 2004
  • J. Immunol., 172, 2021-2029, 2004
  • Biophys. J., 86, 1185-1200, 2004.

Highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. in any biological area will be considered. Relevant experience is desirable but not essential.

If interested, please send CV and names/addresses of at least three references to:

E. Sally Ward at wardlab@utsouthwestern.edu

[Back to top]

Postdoctoral Positions in Image and Signal Processing for Fluorescence Microscopy (167)

Postdoctoral positions are available to work on fluorescence microscopy-related projects in a joint research group with Raimund J. Ober, Ph.D., at UT Dallas.

Projects supported by the NIH and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas aim to develop novel imaging modalities, image processing and data analysis methods for fluorescence microscopy of live cells and, in particular, single molecule experiments.

The positions will provide the opportunity to not only work on projects of significant technical interest but also to become familiar with the fundamental biological questions that are being addressed in the laboratory. Specifically, the laboratory investigates the trafficking of antibodies, Fc receptors, and growth factor receptors such as HER2 in live cell environments. Major emphases of the research are to:

  • Investigate the effects of the engineering of antibody interactions with Fc receptors on the cellular trafficking behavior and in vivo properties.
  • Understand how growth factor receptors, which are targets for cancer therapeutics, traffic in cells .

For further details please access the lab or the following publications:

  • Optics Express, 17, 6881-6898, 2009
  • Biophys. J., 95, 6025-6043, 2008
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104, 5889-5894, 2007
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 103, 4457-4462, 2006
  • Nature Biotechnol., 23, 1283-1288, 2005
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 101, 11076-11081, 2004
  • IEEE Transactions Nanobioscience, 3, 237-242, 2004
  • J. Immunol., 172, 2021-2029, 2004
  • Biophys. J., 86, 1185-1200, 2004.

Highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. in (bio)engineering, physics, or mathematics or any other physical science will be considered. Direct experience is desirable but not essential. These positions provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience in advanced microscopic techniques applied to important problems in biotechnology.

If interested, please send CV and names/addresses of at least three references to:
E. Sally Ward at wardlab@utsouthwestern.edu

[Back to top]

Postdoctoral Positions in Fluorescence Microscopy for the Development of Cancer Therapeutics (168)

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Prof. E. Sally Ward and Prof. Raimund J. Ober at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Projects are funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and involve the development and/or implementation of state-of-the-art methods in fluorescence imaging to investigate how growth factor receptors such as HER2, which are targets for cancer therapeutics, traffic in cells.

Imaging methods will include the use of multifocal plane microscopy and superresolution approaches for single molecules/quantum dots to build up a three dimensional, dynamic understanding of intracellular processes. These studies have direct relevance to the rapidly expanding use of antibodies as cancer therapeutics in the biopharma industry.

For more information on the research carried out in the laboratory access the lab or publications such as:

  • Optics Express, 17, 6881-6898, 2009
  • Biophys. J., 95, 6025-6043, 2008
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104, 5889-5894, 2007
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 103, 4457-4462, 2006
  • Nature Biotechnol., 23, 1283-1288, 2005
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 101, 11076-11081, 2004
  • IEEE Transactions Nanobioscience, 3, 237-242, 2004
  • J. Immunol., 172, 2021-2029, 2004
  • Biophys. J., 86, 1185-1200, 2004.

Highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. in (bio)engineering, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or any other physical science will be considered. Direct experience in microscopy is desirable but not essential. These positions provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience in advanced microscopic techniques applied to important problems in biotechnology.

If interested, please send CV and names/addresses of at least three references to:

E. Sally Ward at wardlab@utsouthwestern.edu

[Back to top]

Postdoctoral Positions in the Characterization and Development of Antibody-Based Therapeutics for Cancer (169)

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Prof. E. Sally Ward and Prof. Raimund J. Ober at UT Southwestern Medical Center. These positions are supported by recently acquired funds from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Postdoctoral appointees will work on projects involving the development and/or characterization of antibody-based therapeutics for cancer. Positions are available to work in the following areas:

  • The use of state-of-the-art methods in fluorescence imaging to study the intracellular trafficking of antibodies and growth factor receptors (e.g. HER2)
  • The generation and characterization of engineered antibodies, including both in vitro studies and in vivo testing in mouse tumor models

These projects have direct relevance to the rapidly expanding use of antibodies in the biopharma industry.

For more information on the research carried out in the laboratory access the lab or publications such as:

  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 106, 2788-2793, 2009
  • Traffic, 10, 600-614, 2009
  • Biophys J., 95, 6025-6043, 2008
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104, 5889-5894, 2007
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 103, 4457-4462, 2006
  • Nature Biotechnol., 23, 1283-1288, 2005
  • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 101, 11076-11081, 2004
  • J. Immunol., 172, 2021-2029, 2004
  • Biophys. J., 86, 1185-1200, 2004

Highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. in any biological area, (bio) engineering, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or any other physical science will be considered. Relevant experience is desirable but not essential.

If interested, please send CV and names/addresses of at least three references to:

Dr. Sally Ward at wardlab@utsouthwestern.edu

[Back to top]