Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Immunotherapy in Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to conduct research on tumor immunology with a focus on the discovery and development of T cell therapy for cancer, including tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and gene-engineered T cells. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to establish an innovative, collaborative research program addressing important and fundamental questions. Active areas of research include T cell receptor discovery, membrane-tethered cytokine technologies, tumor resistance mutations, target antigen discovery, and preclinical development of new TCR-based treatments. Interdisciplinary and translational approaches are encouraged. Qualified candidates must be in the process of completing or have finished the training for their Ph.D. and/or M.D. Candidates must provide proof all requirements have been fulfilled before their position start date. Preferred: graduates with a strong publication record and looking to move to the next stage of their training.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Conducts multidisciplinary research in the area of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy with a focus on the discovery and development of T cell therapy for cancer, including tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and gene engineered T cells.
Prepares written reports of the research experiments.
Prepares grant proposals based on the research conducted.
Gives oral presentations of the research.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Expertise in immunological assays, molecular biology, gene transfer methods, and animal models.
The individual must have effective skills in oral and written communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, and be adaptable to changes in technological and scientific directions.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Prior experience especially with detailed knowledge of T cell biology, tumor immunology, antigen presentation, T cell receptors, tumor antigens, and immunotherapy.
Basic knowledge of bioinformatics processes for genomic and transcriptomic research.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking, and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Laboratory environment. Moderate noise. Exposure to blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs, and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Candidates must provide proof all requirements have been fulfilled before their position start date.
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