Immunology of infectious diseases in acute and chronic conditions
GRI - CYROI St Denis
- Bac +7 et plus
Offre d’emploi CYROI - Faculté de Médecine de l’Université de la Réunion :
A two year position in immunology/cell biology is available at the ‘immunopathology and infectious disease grouping, IRG’ of the new faculty of Medicine at the University of la Réunion. The IRG is a team of twenty members (clinicians and scientists) seeking to have a better understanding of the protective as well as the pathological roles of the innate immune system in health and diseases.
A major focus over the last four years has been to decipher the molecular and the cellular innate immune responses in infectious diseases (chikungunya, leptospirosis) and with the identification of novel neuroimmune regulatory proteins (NIRegs).
The young researcher will study in vitro and in vivo the role of the innate immune response in chronic alphavirus infection. To this aim, he/she should have a good experience in cell immunology and validated expertises in techniques such as FACS, ELISA, cell transfection, qRTPCR, and confocal imaging.
The young researcher will be based on Réunion Island (lab. GRI ; RUN Univ ) and will work within the team headed by Pr. Philippe Gasque ( . He/she will contribute to the capacity building objectives of the RUN-EMERGE programme.
The candidate must have :
- A Ph-D in immunology or cell biology/biochemistry and some postdoctoral working experience.
- A good knowledge of the recent literature on innate immunity of infectious diseases
- Excellent skills in specialist techniques for cell immunology (FACS, ELISPOT) and other molecular and biochemical techniques (RTPCR, qRTPCR, WB, Immunofluorescence and imaging techniques)
- Good ability to conduct scientific research and to produce bimonthly scientific reports