Positions now open.

The Heit lab is currently looking to fill three positions, suitable for graduate students or post-doctoral fellows. Trainees in these positions will develop an in-depth knowledge of immunology, cell biology and inflammation, and will gain technical expertise in molecular and cellular biology, immune assays and advanced microscopy.

Positions availabe for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows
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Available Positions/Projects:

The available projects cover a broad range of immunological topics, including:

  1. Biophysics of phagocyte receptor diffusion and phagocyte force generation. Students with strength in immunology, cell biology and mathematics would be best suited for this position.
  2. Efferocytic receptor biology. This project involves characterizing the gene regulation and signalling pathway responsible for efferocytosis through a key efferocytic receptor, with the aim of understanding how this receptor works under homeostasis and during chronic inflammatory disease.
  3. Characterization of a new phagocytic receptor. We believe that we have identified a new phagocytic receptor; this project seeks to further characterize this receptor and understand its role under homeostatic and chronic inflammatory conditions.


How to Apply for a Position:

Applications should be made directly to Dr. Heit. Please note that I will not reply to applicants who have not met the following requirements:

  1. All prospective graduate students must meet departmental entrance requirements. PDFs do not have to fulfil this requirement.
  2. E-mail Dr. Heit with a CV, grades, and contact information for 2 references.
  3. Hold a degree in a relevant area of biology

Students/PDFs holding independent funding are preferred, but not required.