molecular innate immunity post-doctoral position

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study novel aspects of canonical- and non-canonical inflammasome responses in macrophages in the Stehlik-Dorfleutner Laboratory of Molecular Innate Immunology at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Our research is focused on the molecular mechanisms regulating inflammasome responses and deciphering unique inflammasome responses in human macrophages and their function in inflammatory and auto-immune disease and during host-pathogen interaction in humans and in mouse models. More information can be found here.


Applicants need to be self-driven, highly motivated recent Graduates with a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree and a strong background in innate immunology or biochemistry and animal models as demonstrated by first-author publications in internationally-recognized scientific journals. Applicants with experience in biochemical techniques and immune-relevant animal models will receive special consideration. The ability to work in a team, good organizational and English language skills, as well as initiative, flexibility and good learning ability are required. Candidates need to be eligible to work and reside in the US.

what we offer

The Stehlik-Dorfleutner lab is located in the Departments of Academic Pathology and Biomedical Science at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a major nonprofit academic healthcare organization. Whether you love world-class entertainment, dining, shopping and museums or prefer the outdoors and sports, Los Angeles has something for everyone. Year-round sunshine provides the perfect backdrop for endless activities. Centrally located in the middle of everything is Cedars-Sinai. Working and living here, you are never far from something new and exciting. Our laboratory consists of modern research space with state of the art equipment and provides a highly collaborative team work environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude towards challenging projects, who seeks the opportunity to grow and succeed in a productive environment with excellent facilities. This position is available for a one-year appointment with the expected possibility of extension and offers exceptional salary and benefits.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining research experience and scientific interest, curriculum vitae and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three references by e-mail to Christian Stehlik or Andrea Dorfleutner.