RESEARCH FELLOW - Infectious Diseases


The Hagan Lab in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in computational and systems immunology. This position will involve the development and application of tools for multi-omic data integration and analysis to study microbiome-immune system interactions and immune responses to vaccination and infection in humans. The types of datasets to be analyzed will include RNA sequencing, targeted and untargeted metabolomics, flow cytometry, sequencing-based microbiome profiling, epigenome, and single-cell sequencing data. Ongoing projects in the lab are performed in close collaboration with experimental and clinical colleagues, and strong communication and presentation skills are required.

Contact: Thomas Hagan, PhD Email Address:

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.

Post-doctoral research fellows at Cincinnati Children's are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our institution's strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, support for international students and an emphasis on crafting high-quality grant proposals are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children's is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.


•Perform analysis and experiments

Design, execute, and record analysis and experiments

Apply standard scientific protocols to research, and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques.

Prepare, clean and analyze data.

•Communicate results/findings
Draft, write, and edit scientific journal articles, protocols, grants, and abstracts.

Maintain accurate and detailed records of all analysis and experiments. Develop, set-up, and verify new procedures in the department.

Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques.

Maintain an integral role in the department's meetings, presentations, and publications.

Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with department software/equipment.

Assist in preparing grant applications. Assist business office in preparing grant budget. Work with business office to track funding, maintain accurate balance, and resolve any discrepancies.

•Staff Leadership
May provide day-to-day functional leadership for a team or directly manage a minimal number of support staff. Establishes team goals. Gives input into, and performs employee performance reviews. Oversees and guides work assignments. Serves as the functional expert and provides guidance to the team.


Required: PhD or a Doctoral Degree with 0-2 years post doctoral experience

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in computational/systems biology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, computer science, statistics, or a related field. He or she will also have fluency in at least one programming language (e.g. R, MATLAB, or Python) and expertise in or willingness to learn immunology.