Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a highly self-motivated Postdoctoral fellow for the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine within the New Jersey Medical School to study: The biology of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T and NK cells; characterize these CAR-T and CAR-NK cells for development of innovative therapies for infection and infection-related malignancy with the ultimate goal of administering them to patients as part of a future clinical trial (NIH funded); and the cell biology of NK cell, with a focus on NK cell inhibitory receptor signaling and immunological synapse.
We are using molecular, biochemical, and imaging strategies, as well as biophysical approaches for understanding human lymphocyte dysfunction in chronic infectious diseases and cancers. This position can also serve as an ideal transition step either to academia or to industry, which is a great opportunity for someone who acquired experience in basic immunology research to diversify her/his research experience toward translational research.
This post-doctoral fellowship will also provide the opportunity to apply cutting edge techniques to study the biology of cytotoxic lymphocytes and CAR-T and CAR-NK cells.
Among the key duties are the following:
Designs, discusses and performs diverse experimental models and techniques related to the study of cancer and infectious diseases.
Establishes patient-derived xenograft models and primary cell lines from different types of cancer and monitors related immune response measurements and data analysis.
Contributes to general laboratory operations, including breeding and genotyping of mice and general maintenance of animal colonies.
Develops new ideas for promotion of current research for the NJMS and RWJMS Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine.
Records and analyzes data from experiments.
Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD in a relevant science plus two (2) years of related research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have extensive experience performing experimental research relevant to the field of cancer and infectious diseases.
Ability to work in a team environment and work independently.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
Salary: Maximum hiring amount $55,000
Posting Number: 19ST4857
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 106297
About Rutgers University
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