Postdoctoral Position in Neuroimmunology


University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Charlotte, North Carolina

Principal Investigator

Kristen Funk


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The Funk Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNC Charlotte ( employs a range of molecular and cellular approaches including mouse models of viral nfection and neurodegeneration, mammalian cell culture including primary cell culture of neurons and microglia. Technical methods include flow cytometry, western blotting, qRT-PCR, and microscopy, among others. The employee will report to Kristen Funk and will be a senior member of the Funk research group, supporting projects through original research, collaboration with other team members, and mentoring of students. The employee will also contribute to additional proposal efforts, thereby strengthening UNC Charlotte’s ability to attract external funding. The employee will confer with Dr. Funk on overall research direction and strategy but will exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out research that contributes to original knowledge and advances the University’s reputation in research. The employee will publish research results, in collaboration with Dr. Kristen Funk in recognized journals. The employee will share student mentoring with Dr. Funk and will participate in departmental seminars and other professional activities as assigned.


Preferable Expertise: Previous experience working with mice, mammalian cell culture, neuroscience, virology, immunology and/or flow cytometry preferred.

Requirements: The postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last four years) been awarded a Ph.D. in biology or related field specializing in neurobiology, immunology, or virology.