The University of Washington Medicine Cancer Vaccine Institute, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology is recruiting for a post-doctoral fellow to study the intersection of cancer and autoimmunity in a colitis model. This is a full-time, 12-month term position (annual service period of 12-months July 1-June 30) with possible extension to another 12-months depending on performance. The position would be at the Postdoctoral Scholar level. The project is highly translational and entails the identification of immunogenic proteins and deep phenotyping of the T-cell response in the colon with potential vaccine development. This project will use in vivo modeling of immune therapies in transgenic mouse models of colitis-associated adenomas and colon cancers to assess vaccine efficacy and interrogate the mechanism of action of immunization via evaluating vaccine-induced T-cell function and immunophenotyping.
Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.
Anticipated start date would be July 1, 2021.
This position requires a Ph.D. in immunology and significant experience in cellular and molecular based immunological techniques. Demonstration of writing skills through a documented publication record and excellent communication skills are needed. Experience in working with methods associated with human and murine T-cell function is a benefit. Previous post-doctoral experience is preferred.
Applicants should send a CV, a description of research and career interests as well as references to Dr. Mary L. Disis via Interfolio.
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