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The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Creighton University School of Medicine, is seeking a research scientist or postdoctoral fellow for NIH and Nebraska State LB595 funded projects.

Key Responsibilities

Airway hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation are hallmarks of asthma that is clinically managed with β2-agonist bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids. Refractory asthma manifests with persistent symptoms despite the use of high-dose oral corticosteroids and long-acting β2-agonists and poses a major healthcare challenge. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of therapeutic resistance and developing strategies to overcome such resistance poses a significant unmet need.

We are seeking talented, highly motivated individuals who are broadly interested in the molecular and cellular basis of refractory asthma. Our research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of therapeutic resistance and developing new strategies to overcome such resistance in refractory asthma.

Ideal candidate will be expected to develop the project independently and will also have the opportunity to interact and participate in other studies of our multidisciplinary group in the lab and throughout the department. Our research team highly values creativity and independence in a collaborative and collegial academic environment. 

Successful candidates will have a doctorate in areas related to cell and molecular biology, immunology, signal transduction, asthma or cancer, supported by strong publications. Prior experience in airway smooth muscle cells and mouse models of asthma and/or cancer would be advantageous. 

Candidates will also be asked to assist in training of laboratory staff and graduate students in research techniques as well as writing grant proposals. This is a full time, grant funded role.


·    Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree

·    Significant research accomplishments and scholarly promise

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