Location: Portland, Oregon
The Coussens lab focuses on the role of immune cells and their mediators as critical regulators of cancer development. During the early development of cancer, many physiological processes occur in the vicinity of 'young tumor cells' that are similar to processes that occur during embryonic development and to healing of wounds in adult tissue, e.g., leukocyte recruitment and activation (inflammation), angiogenesis (development of new blood supply) and tissue remodeling.
Function/Duties of Position
We are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research in areas of tumor immunology and tumor microenvironment, identifying cells and their mediators, and epigenetic mediators of inflammation that critically regulate cancer development. Specific projects will be determined by the applicant's skill set and articulated research interests. Experience in immunology, ex vivo tissue culture-based assays, and mouse models of cancer are a requisite.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will be the primary strategist in scientific aspects of the assigned project, and in that regard may participate in supervision of some activities of research assistants, frequently taking responsibility for expensive equipment and experiment design. It is expected that the Postdoctoral Fellow will write scientific papers, abstracts, and submit manuscripts for publication and seek out and apply for grants and additional funding to support this research.
Curriculum vitae (CV), one-page research description with relevant publications, and names/contact information for at least three professional references, should be uploaded with the application
Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale.
- 3 or more years of laboratory research (may be completed as part of graduate education)
Curriculum vitae (CV), one-page research description with relevant publications, and names/contact information for at least three professional references, should be uploaded with the application.
All are welcome
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