The post-doctoral fellow will focus on translational immunotherapeutics, most specifically chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, for central nervous system (CNS) tumors with a focus on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), diffuse midline glioma (DMG), and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT). The role will focus on biological and immunologic studies to assess CAR T cell function with an aim toward finding combinatorial partners to enhance their function or work synergistically to improve efficacy. The fellow will have the opportunity to gain experience in a translationally focused lab and to work with an international group of collaborators as part of multiple neuro-immunooncology working groups led by the PI. This role would include the opportunity to present work to national and international research groups, showcase work at national and international conferences, actively work to design projects and build collaborations, and partner in leading laboratory studies. This role will include the opportunity to write abstracts and manuscripts (reviews, primary research, clinical trial results, etc.), as well as take part in individual or laboratory grant writing.
-Doctorate degree (PhD/DVM/MD) in specialty area from an accredited university training program
- Experience using basic research techniques of specialty area
- Previous experience conducting research in the pediatric arena
- Experience in protocol and manuscript development and in grant writing
In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.
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