Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This opening is for a full-time Research Assistant to conduct experimental work in a cancer immunotherapy research laboratory in the Department of Surgery. The laboratory is located in the Rogel Cancer Center. We are looking for a motivated researcher who has an interest in tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy. The current direction of the lab is to generate tumor reactive T effector cells and B effector cells for adoptive cancer immunotherapy, and to develop cancer stem cell-targeted vaccine for cancer immunotherapy, in order to facilitate future clinical trials to treat cancer patients.
The applicant is required to function as a Research Assistant in a cancer immunotherapy research laboratory. The applicant is expected to work fairly independently with the principal investigator and with our collaborators to carry out the following duties:
Use innovative techniques to characterize anti-tumor immune cells, including isolation of lymphocytes, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, multicolor flow cytometry, and FACS sorting et al.
Conduct animal and laboratory experiments, collect and analyze data, and develop new and/or revised research methodologies
Disseminate information to laboratory staff through data presentation and assistance with the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and grant writing
Bachelor’s Degree is required. 1-2 years of working experience in immunology or cancer related field is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Master’s Degree preferred. Preferred are candidates with prior laboratory experience at a research university in the United States.
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