Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, USA

Scholarship: Fully-funded
Degree: Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The University of Louisville (or UofL) is a public research university located in Louisville, Kentucky. The university was founded in 1798 as the first urban public university in the United States and one of the first west of the Allegheny Mountains in the United States. In the 1970s, it was originally a public institution funded by Louisville Metro Government and later joined the university system. The University of Louisville has three campuses: the Belknap Campus, the Health Sciences Campus and the Shelby Campus.

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Kentucky General Assembly as a Distinguished Metropolitan Research University and is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a Research 1 (R1) doctoral granting university: Extreme Research Universities. Students come from many places, including 118 counties in Kentucky, all 50 US states, and 116 different countries around the world. The University of Louisville now offers more than 200 degree programmes, including more than 70 undergraduate majors, 78 master’s degree programmes, 22 doctoral degree programmes, and other related minors and online courses.

The University of Louisville’s Centre for Medical Sciences is particularly important, not only for providing vital medical services to the city, but also for conducting research into the causes of disease. Some of the most valuable results of this medical research include its involvement in the invention of the cervical cancer vaccine, the world’s first fully independent artificial heart transplant, the world’s first hand transplant and the invention of the Pap smear.

 Available Subjects:

  • We are particularly interested in understanding the metabolic pathways, such as glucose and sphingolipid metabolism, in the reprogramming of immune cell functions. We employ interdisciplinary strategies by integrating immunological and genetic approaches with state-of-the-art systems immunology tools, including single-cell transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Potential candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and a strong background in microbiology, cellular immunology and inflammation.
  • Hands-on experience with molecular and cell biology techniques and animal tumour models is required.Expertise in flow cytometry and bioinformatics analysis is desirable.

Application Procedure:

Interested students should send their CVs to [email protected]