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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Immunology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in ,
Date Posted 01/13/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is committed to the education and training of the next generation of research scientists. St. Jude trainees are able to learn from clinical and basic science investigators who work in close proximity and interact regularly to translate scientific discoveries into improved therapies for children. If you are a highly motivated individual who wants to work at a world-class institution with state-of-the-art facilities and learn from investigators at the forefront of their fields, consider advancing your research training at St. Jude.


A postdoctoral position is available at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for an outstanding and highly motivated candidate to investigate omics data related to innate immune signaling projects. The lab is particularly interested in dissecting signaling pathways and interactomes involved in innate immune responses and cell death (NLRs, inflammasomes). Knowledge and practical implementation of traditional machine learning and state-of-the-art deep learning techniques is essential. Understanding of working mechanisms of Alphafold2 and RoseTTAFold is highly appreciated. The tools and models built will be utilized to derive hypotheses which can be validated through in vitro and in vivo studies. Please see the following articles:

Cell (2021) 184(1)_149-168.e17.

Cell (2020) 181(3):674-687.e13.

Nature (2019) 573(7775):590-4.

Nature Microbiology (2019) 4(2):316-27.

Cell (2018) 173:1–14.

Journal of Experimental Medicine (2018) 215(4):1023-34.

Nature (2016) 540:583-7.

Science Immunology (2016) 1(2):aag204-5.

Cell (2015) 162(1):45-58.

Nature Immunology (2015) 16(5):467-75.

Immunity (2015) 42(4):654-64.

Nature (2014) 516(7530):246-9.

Nature (2013) 498(7453):224-7. 


The laboratory of Dr. Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti  offers a remarkable training environment for postdoctoral fellows focused on the innate immune system, including an opportunity to collaborate with researchers in the departments of Immunology, Computational Biology, Infectious Diseases, and Structure Biology. Generous salary support and a benefits package that includes professional development funds for journal subscriptions and travel to meetings are available. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has state-of-the-art facilities including core laboratories for proteomics, microarray analysis of gene expression, transgenic/knock-out technology and animal facilities from biosafety level 2 to enhanced biosafety level 3.


Contact Information

Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, PhD


Department of Immunology

Candidates should have a recent PhD, MD/PhD in computer sciences or biomedical sciences with practical experience in machine learning, protein sequence and structure analysis. Experience in programming languages such as R, Python and deep learning libraries such as tensorflow and pytorch is imperative.  Qualified applicants should apply for job 44868 at https://postdoc-stjude.icims.com/jobs/7942/postdoctoral-research-assoc/job

COVID-19 vaccine:


As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.


EEO Statement:  St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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