A postdoctoral position in tumor immunology to study tumor cell intrinsic mechanisms modulating anti-tumor immunity is available in the laboratory of Dr. Anna Vilgelm in the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. As a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Vilgelm’s group you will have an opportunity to engage in high impact translational research of tumor immune microenvironment and immunotherapy response. The project will utilize clinically-relevant models such as patient-derived xenografts, humanized mice, patient-derived organoids that are established by our group. Competitive NIH scale pay plus benefits will be provided. Career development activities, including but not limited to attendance of local and national scientific meetings, committee service, student training, fellowship, travel and other award applications will be supported and encouraged. Vanderbilt has excellent collaborative research environment with state of the art core facilities. Extensive career development programs are in place for postdoctoral trainees.
The successful candidate will have or be close to obtaining PhD in a field related to cancer biology and/or immunology. Prior experience with mouse studies, immunofluorescent tissue staining, flow cytometry, CRISPR, and/or tumor and immune cell culture will be a plus. The position will require a focused, motivated and creative individual who is interested to contribute at least 2 years to postdoctoral training. The position will be supported by grants from NIH and private foundations.
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