Postdoctoral position (Leishmaniasis), Department of Epidemiology at University of Iowa,USA


A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Epidemiology at University of Iowa. We seek a highly motivated, team-oriented, individual to investigate vaccine candidates for prevention of visceral leishmaniasis using a dog model. A successful candidate will have knowledge of modern RNAseq approaches as well as basic immunology skills in FACS analysis, ELISA, ELIspot, and Luminex assays. Applicants must have a PhD in immunology/cell biology, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong commitment to translational academic research. Experience in pathogenic protozoa is preferred but not required. Applicants should send their CVs, statements of research interest and contact information of three professional referees electronically to


Dr. Christy Petersen

Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology


105 River St

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242

Tel: 515-294-9013 (until June 1), 319-384-1573

Fax: 515-294-5423(until June 1), 319-384-4155