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The post-doctoral research fellow will work on independent and collaborative projects in Dr. Chapuis laboratory developing adoptive T cell immunotherapy for viral driven malignancies within the Program in Immunology and Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The successful applicant will employ strategies for cloning T cell receptors (TCRs) and genetic modification of human T cells with TCRs specific for antigens expressed by malignancies. In vitro studies using human T cells and in vivo murine models will be used to develop and test novel T cell therapies. The research fellow will perform correlative studies to evaluate the transfer, persistence and function of antigen-specific T cells in human clinical trials of adoptive T cell immunotherapy.
The Program in Immunology is a leader in the development and clinical application of adoptive immunotherapy using genetically modified T cells and is committed to the advancement of this approach. The post-doctoral research fellow may also participate in the laboratory evaluation of ongoing clinical trials involving engineering of peripheral blood stem cell grafts for improved allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation outcomes, and in the development of future immunotherapy strategies. This is a full-time position with a salary based on the NIH scale and excellent benefits.
Study the function of human T cells
Molecular bench work with PCR, cloning, and vector design
Single cell RNA sequencing
Biostatistics and some basic programing skills
Cell Culture, cell sorting, flow cytometry, intracellular staining, and transfections
Validation through functional and killing assays.
MD and/or a PhD in a biological science with a diverse knowledge of immunology
Dynamic and driven engaging and encouraging in team environments
Willingness to write and apply for funding opportunities and abstracts
A strong research background
Proficient in molecular biology and cellular immunology technique and knowhow
Virology knowledge will assist in the AIM of this position
Flow cytometry and cell signaling based assays
Experience in analysis of TCR signaling pathways and in lentiviral modification of T cells will be an advantage
To be successful in this position, the post-doctoral research fellow must be highly motivated and driven to establish a career as a future independent investigator, will need to be able to work independently and play well with others.
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