A highly qualified and motivated post-doctoral research fellow is sought to join the laboratory of Dr. Shannon Oda at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in Seattle, WA. Our research augments the efficacy of adoptive cell therapy (ACT), a promising immunotherapy treatment option that uses genetically modified immune cells (T cells) to eliminate tumors. We develop novel engineering strategies that enable T cells to overcome obstacles in the tumor microenvironment and mount a more powerful, durable and sustained attack on cancer cells. Our research applies to tumor microenvironments that are present in many different kinds of cancers and we are developing technologies for blood tumors, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML), as well as solid tumors, including pancreatic, sarcoma, and lung cancers.
The post-doctoral research fellow will work on projects in the Oda Lab including, but not limited to, molecular cloning and evaluation of engineering strategies, in vitro and in vivo murine models, and primary human T cell studies.
This is a full-time position with a salary based on the NIH scale and excellent benefits.
Applicants will have a PhD in a biological science and/or a MD. The ideal candidate will have a research background in immunology with robust skills in molecular and cellular biology, including flow cytometry, T cell functional assays, DNA and RNA extraction, molecular biology, and statistical analysis. Desirable skills include bioinformatics analysis, strong scientific writing, and public speaking.
To be successful in this position, the post-doctoral research fellow must be highly motivated with a track record of productive research, exemplified by first author publication(s) and presentations, and willing to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced, collaborative and dynamic environment. This position is suited to someone who enjoys mastering new skills, multitasking, and working both independently and as part of a laboratory team.
Interested applicants should send their CV, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3
references to Shannon Oda (Shannon.Oda@seattlechildrens.org).
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