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Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia


The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the West Virginia University School of Medicine is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow. This position is responsible for a translational project to elucidate the role of environmental exposures and innate immune signaling in lung injury and repair. Current research in Dr. Hussain Lab is focused on the understanding of molecular and cellular basis of pulmonary disease susceptibility after inhalation exposures to environmental stressors (xenobiotic particles and gases).

The successful candidate will be required to perform experimental work, perform experimental data analysis, oversee/direct, and assist undergraduate and graduate researchers in the completion of experiments.

  • PhD in toxicology, cell and molecular biology, immunology, developmental biology, regenerative medicine, or a relevant biomedical field is required.
  • One to two years of hands on experience in animal models of pulmonary diseases and/or cell culture techniques is required. This experience is typically acquired through the course of doctoral training.
  • Ability to work with mice, including handling, breeding and dosing
  • Molecular biology skills and competency
  • Skilled in performing immune assays, such as ELISA, flow cytometry, and cell-sorting methods
  • Skilled at using scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  • Skilled at identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team of co-investigators from diverse disciplines, orientations, and organizations

For further information about the scientific details and duties or responsibilities please visit the lab website at:

Salary will be based upon experience and NIH salary levels.


  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Three (3) references (contact information)

About WVU

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Nov 19, 2021

Posting Classification: FE/AP

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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