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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posted by: Purdue University

Posted date: Jul-15-2017

Location: West Lafayette, IN

A full time postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Matosevic Lab in the College of Pharmacy where we focus on cell-based immunotherapy, biomaterial characterization and nanotechnology. Potential projects include understanding the mechanisms underlying immune cell function within the tumor microenvironment, developing new vectors for nucleic acid and protein delivery, and identifying new cell cryopreservation biomaterials. We work, in particular, with natural killer cells. Our work is based on the use of viral and non-viral vectors alongside cell engineering technologies to investigate natural killer cell immunotherapy against various solid cancers. The ideal candidate will have a PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences, cancer biology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering or a related discipline with a background in immunology or biomaterial science, a passion for science and desire to impact cancer. A highly organized and self-directed individual with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment is desired. Advanced molecular biology or biomaterial characterization skills are essential. Familiarity with cancer pathogenesis, cell-based therapy and knowledge of molecular/genetic concepts is highly desirable. Experimental methods, and data analysis, and the ability to maximize resources for troubleshooting pertaining to research activities are essential. Experience using mouse models and being comfortable with handling of human blood and other tissues is welcome. Please send CV, brief statement of research interests, and names of 3 references. Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, an affordable and friendly community. We are located 1 hour from Indianapolis and 2 hours from Chicago.
Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Post Details
Email sandro.matosevic(at)gmail.com
Employer's Website 1982
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Immunology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location West Lafayette, IN
Key Words postdoc, cancer, researcher, bioengineering, immunology
Start Date 09/01/2017
Salary 47480
Deadline Aug-05-2017