Post-doctoral fellow position studying T cell involvement in chronic Lyme disease . We have found that non-classical, or bystander T cell activation drives the symptoms of chronic Lyme arthritis in a mouse model of Lyme disease. These studies will be extended to Lyme disease patients in order to determine if increased presence of activated T cells is associated with Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome in patients with sustained arthritis. Studies will involve characterization of surface markers and gene expression in T cells from mouse models and patients with chronic Lyme disease, with the goal of identifying novel targets for treatment. Ideal candidate should have PhD in microbiology and immunology related field, familiarity with flow cytometry, and understanding of bioinformatics and meta analysis. Willingness to work with mice is necessary. Salary based on NIH scale. PhD in Microbiology or Immunology related field Familiarity with flow cytometry and RNA-seq bioinformatices recblid amat71ijuxq6j4ajh4c3hrz7s3oxfe Qualifications: Ph.D.