Dr. Ebrahimi-Niks Laboratory, situated within the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) and the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology (PIIO), is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher in cancer immunology and immunotherapy.
Our laboratory is devoted to unraveling the complex interactions between immune cells and tumor cells, with a particular focus on elucidating the functional dynamics of CD8 T cells that demonstrate tumor-rejecting capabilities. We are dedicated to comprehending the multifaceted factors that contribute to the persistence and efficacy of tumor rejecting CD8 T cells within the suppressive environment of the tumor.
Duties and responsibilities:
As a postdoctoral researcher, you will lead a project focused on the anergic/tolerance status of tumor specific CD8 T cells and their functionality in various tumor microenvironments using a range of immunology approaches on tumor models, including single cell RNA sequencing paired with TCR, western blot on rare cells, immunofluorescent staining, and other functional experiments. This role offers an excellent opportunity to advance your career while immersing yourself in an energetic and dynamic environment that fosters the growth of your expertise.
The candidate should either hold a PhD in Immunology, Biology, Immunobiology, or related fields.
Having a background in biochemistry, bioinformatics, or computational work would be beneficial.
We're looking for someone who has a strong interest in immunology research and science.
The candidate should feel comfortable in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
Our research and training philosophy:
We believe in open communication and teamwork! We will provide guidance to the trainees to build up a strong publication record. Training exceptional scientists is one of the missions of the lab.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and publication record. Applicants are also encouraged to include PDFs of up to 3 publications and contacts information of 3 references.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. The Ohio State University is one of the nations largest and most comprehensive public universities and a top employer in Ohio.
As one of only 54 designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is dedicated to the creation of knowledge in laboratory, clinical and population-based cancer research. We apply those discoveries to develop more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and therapies providing tomorrows standard of care today. A Cancer-Free World Begins Here.
The OSUCCC James is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nations largest public universities. is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nations largest public universities.
Affordable Living in Ohio- Ohio offers a more affordable cost of living compared to many other states, making your postdoc experience more comfortable and financially feasible. Join us at OSU and take your research career to the next level while enjoying a cost-effective lifestyle in Ohio.
Target hiring range for this position: $56,484 - $68,604 NIH scale
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.