Parkos & Nusrat Labs

OPPORTUNITIES

Postdoctoral Fellows

Opportunities for creative and motivated postdocs to participate in cutting-edge exciting research projects that investigate gut leukocyte trafficking, mucosal wound repair, regulation of epithelial barrier and cellular proliferation during inflammatory disease. Our studies employ state-of-the-art molecular/cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, physiology, imaging, and multi-omics (proteomics, single-cell sequencing including spatial transcriptomics) approaches. Experimental approaches also utilize many genetically modified mice, stem cell derived organoids and human tissues.

Highly motivated and organized candidates who have recently obtained a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) with excellent scientific writing and strong oral communication skills are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will become part of a well-funded, highly productive, and collaborative team of multi-national investigators in a modern and well-equipped laboratory space. Within the group, there is a strong commitment to mentorship and an excellent record of success for both academic and industrial-career track-oriented individuals. Successful candidates will be expected to design and execute experiments in a highly collaborative research group, publish results in peer-reviewed journals and participate in preparation and submission of research grant applications under the guidance of two principal investigators with expertise in mucosal immunology and epithelial biology. Preference will be given to individuals with proficiency in molecular/cellular biology, immunology, primary cell culture, and mouse models.

Postdoc salaries are in accordance with NIH guidelines.

Interested individuals should send resume and contact information of preferred references to Drs. Asma Nusrat and Charles Parkos, University of Michigan, Email: anusrat [at] umich.edu,  cparkos [at] med.umich.edu.

 

Technicians

We are actively recruiting research technicians to become integral members of our group studying fundamental mechanisms regulating mucosal barrier function, leukocyte trafficking and wound repair in the gut. The successful candidate will be performing experiments using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques involving cell biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, and in-vivo animal models. There is potential for highly motivated and efficient candidates to contribute to exciting ongoing research projects and gain experience before going on to future opportunities including medical and graduate school.

This position offers a unique experience for ambitious individuals to interact with a diverse scientific group including other technicians, graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a Bachelor’s degree in biological science or equivalent.  Previous laboratory experience, proficiency in English, strong work ethic, computer (word processing, PowerPoint, and spreadsheet software), and communication skills as well as the ability to work efficiently in a team setting are required. 

Responsibilities will include assisting with experiments using tissue culture of epithelial cell lines, transfection, western blotting, qPCR/PCR, bacterial transformation, DNA/RNA isolation, cDNA synthesis, frozen sectioning, H&E staining, maintaining databases, experimental records, laboratory inventories, and in-vivo mouse work to analyze mucosal barrier function, leukocyte trafficking and wound repair. 

Please inquire by sending a CV/resume and cover letter to Vicky Garcia Hernandez, University of Michigan,
E-mail: vgarciah[at]umich.edu.

 

Graduate Students

We accept rotation students interested in working on cutting-edge research projects related to understanding mechanisms regulating mucosal barrier function, leukocyte trafficking,  cell proliferation, migration  and wound repair in the gastrointestinal tract. Please inquire by sending a CV/resume to Drs. Asma Nusrat and Charles Parkos, University of Michigan, E-mail: anusrat [at] umich.edu, cparkos [at] umich.edu.

 

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates who are interested in exploring exciting research projects focused on investigating the mechanisms that modulate intestinal barrier during healthy and pathologic inflammatory states please send a CV/resume and cover letter to  Vicky Garcia Hernandez, University of Michigan, E-mail: vgarciah [at] umich.edu. Selected applicants will assist in research experiments and be trained in essential lab techniques including PCR/QPCR, DNA/RNA/protein isolation, western blotting, cell culture, and immunofluorescence. Excellent communication and organization skills, as well as a strong work ethic, are required.  The ideal candidates will be expected to develop a good rapport with the members of the lab.  No prior experience is required, and all majors are welcome.