PUCL Job#1129 - Postdoc NIH --- (posted March 24, 2017)

Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute
Center for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow Neuro-Oncology Branch Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate for laboratory research related to brain tumors. The NOB is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, healthcare providers, and scientists who are dedicated to developing new therapies and improving outcomes for patients with primary brain and spinal cord tumors.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Immunotherapy Section of the NOB laboratory in its exciting translational, interdisciplinary research team. This postdoctoral fellowship emphasizes the development of hypothesis-driven translational projects that interrogate the role of immunologic fitness, tumor type, tumor grade, and treatment history in response to immune therapy. These studies are integral to the global efforts in cancer immunotherapy and will be used to drive anti-tumor immunity research and to improve clinical trial design and patient treatment.

This is an exciting opportunity to perform immunologic studies in ongoing immunotherapy clinical trials at the NIH. The successful applicant will identify relevant immune subsets that correlate with clinical response to immune-modulating agents and will also have the opportunity to be involved in basic and translational projects to understand the mechanisms behind a successful anti-tumor immune response. The NOB promotes a collaborative environment between clinicians and scientists both within and outside the NIH. This position will also entail close collaboration with a Senior Investigator and world-renowned expert in flow cytometry at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), thereby providing an outstanding opportunity to develop expertise in this exciting area of research.

The NOB is seeking a creative and bright individual who has a keen interest in making a substantial contribution to the understanding of immunology and brain tumor biology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Successful applicants should have a strong background in immunology, mouse models, and molecular biology, with priority given to candidates with experience in statistical analysis and computational biology. Stipend will be commensurate with education and research experience.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to the attention of: Mark R. Gilbert, M.D., Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, 9030 Old Georgetown Road, Building 82, Room 235A, Bethesda, MD 20892, or to:

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