Postdoctoral Fellow – Johns Hopkins – Pediatrics

  • Postdoc
  • Inflammatory signals regulate hematopoiesis in neonates.

Baltimore, Maryland


Our research focuses on inflammatory signals regulate hematopoiesis in neonates. Current projects include elucidating the role of anemia associated inflammatory signaling in extramedullary hematopoiesis, and understanding the role of monocytes in RBC-transfusion associated multi-organ dysfunction syndrome using preclinical murine model.The postdoc will be part of a multidisciplinary team that includes expertise in hematology, immunology, genomics and murine modeling in general.
Minimum qualifications: Doctorate in a life-science related field at the time of appointment. Preferred candidates will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hematology, microbiology, immunology or a related field, knowledge in hematology, flow cytometry, molecular and cellular biology techniques, and previous experience with animal models with an emphasis on models of anemia-RBC transfusion. Applicants without prior experience in these areas, but with a strong interest in hematology and immunology are also encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience; we anticipate supporting an NIH PGY Level 1 – 2 for this position.
o Experience in multi-color flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and immunofluorescence is helpful but not required. Hands-on experience in preclinical animal model is preferred.
o A successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, strong organizational skills, excellent critical thinking abilities, excellent ability to work as part of a team and a desire to push the boundaries of existing knowledge. The postdoctoral researcher will work under supervision but will be expected to lead methods development, lead manuscript and grant writing efforts, conduct independent research and supervise junior researchers.
o We offer multifaceted scientific projects, strong scientific collaborations, and attentive mentoring in the context of the vibrant, word class research environment of Johns Hopkins University. We are passionate about discovery and research development. If you share our passion and fit the above description, we would love to hear from you.


o Plan data management including determining type, format of data and types of documentation, considering privacy, confidentiality and other ethical issues
o Facilitate acquisition of flow cytometry and single cell sequencing data from core facilities
o Collaborate with clinical and scientific investigators in the field of hematology and immunology teams to propose ideas for new projects, design research, develop data plan, and prepare analyses with general direction from investigators
o Apply different technical approaches to visualize the data and prepare publication-quality tables and graphs based on valid analysis
o Lead or participate actively in the team responsible for designing and validating analysis data sets, programs, and statistical output products
o Identify potential data problems from analytic queries and bring them to the attention of the team.
o Collaborate closely with investigators, and other team leadership to ensure that research study or project results and conclusions are presented accurately and without bias.
o Demonstrate progress in ability to multi-task and manage time spent working with individual faculty members and on specific projects.
o Participates in regularly schedule meetings with study investigators and team. Prepares progress reports as needed. Maintain appropriate systems for data organization.
o Assure data quality for documentation and dissemination of data. Conduct and track specific activities to accomplish project goals, including evaluating and reporting data and documenting analytic procedures.
o Able to work collaboratively in a team environment with a high degree of initiative and self-motivation.
o Manage and perform data collection activities
o Assist in the analysis and management of data (both qualitative and quantitative data analysis)
o Assist in the preparation of study protocols and materials (e.g., IACUC, IRB) and other essential functions
o Conduct literature reviews and summarize findings
o Author/co-author research manuscripts
o Help with writing grant proposals, lead writing career grants (if interested and applicable)

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

o PhD in hematology, microbiology, immunology or related field required
o Experience/skills in the following areas is desired (include experimental expertise in specific areas, experience with specific lab practices/equipment, etc.:
-Background in immunology
-Experience with standard flow cytometry, molecular biology techniques
-Working knowledge of common murine models
-Strong communication and interpersonal skills
-Fluency in written and spoken English

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