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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Biomaterials for Cancer Immunotherapy

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Highly motivated candidates are sought for a postdoctoral fellowship position in the lab of Dr. John T. Wilson at Vanderbilt University.  The Wilson Lab works at the interface of engineering and immunology to detect, treat or prevent disease through the design of novel molecularly engineered materials. The overall objective of this extramurally funded research project is to develop immunotherapeutic nanoparticles that generate anti-tumor immunity and immune memory through precise molecular reprogramming the tumor microenvironment. The successful applicant will contribute to the design and optimization of novel nano- and biomaterials, evaluate efficacy in murine models of cancer, and elucidate immunological mechanisms of therapy. He or she will join an interdisciplinary group that incorporates expertise in polymer science, nanotechnology, colloid and surface engineering, drug delivery, and immunobiology. 

Specific degree and experience requirements include: 

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (e.g., Immunology, Molecular/Cell Biology, Cancer Biology) or Engineering (e.g., Chemical, Biomedical Engineering).
  • Experience with molecular/cell biology techniques, including qRT-PCR, flow cytometry, western blot, and ELISA.
  • Experience with mouse models of cancer, particularly breast cancer and neuroblastoma, is highly desirable.
  • Prior research experience and publications in cancer immunotherapy is desirable.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to organize material for journal publications and grant submissions.
  • Ability to train and supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and work well in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment.
  • Good publication record as first author in major journals.
  • US citizens or residents interested in academic careers and/or desiring to apply for an individual NIH postdoctoral fellowship will be given special attention and priority.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, including a description of research experience, a complete curriculum vitae (including a complete list of publications), and contact information for three references should be submitted to Prof. John T. Wilson using the subject line “Postdoctoral position in the Wilson Lab.” 

Wilson, John T
2016-02-16 14:52:22

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