Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
Our team is part of the Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Airways Disease Research (CF-AIR) at Emory University, which exists to answer questions that will improve the early diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of society’s most important pediatric diseases by combining high-quality, fact-based lab discoveries and innovative patient-based research. Applicants will benefit from a vibrant community of researchers with comprehensive training opportunities and interactions with clinicians, patients, and caregivers.
The Kopp Lab utilizes multidisciplinary and innovative approaches to advance our understanding as to how innate immunity contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic lung diseases. We focus on host-pathogen interactions that impact chronic respiratory diseases such as CF and lung disease related to sickle cell. The two main areas of this research include how innate immune cells fail to regulate infection in chronic lung diseases as well as elucidating biomarkers/pathways of early inflammatory airway disease. We use the information gained to help develop novel therapeutics and targets to allow for improved killing of bacteria and regulation of hyper-inflammatory signaling in chronic respiratory diseases.
Our passion and vision are to rapidly translate research discoveries into effective treatment and prevention strategies for children and adults afflicted with chronic respiratory diseases such as CF and sickle cell. To achieve these goals, we actively engage in translating our findings from the bench to the clinic whenever possible, aligned with Dr. Kopp’s goals as a physician-scientist.
Qualified candidates will be asked for additional supplemental items including CV, references, and a one-page statement of research interests.
To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Education: PD, Ph.D, Pharm.D., or equivalent degree oreferred
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
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