Res Post Doc Fellow - Pediatric Cancer Biology and Immuno-Oncology

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 22227

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The postdoctoral fellow (postdoc) will have a terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc. and will conduct translational pediatric cancer and immuno-oncology research under the direction/guidance of Dr. Kris Bosse in collaboration with the St. Baldricks-Stand Up To Cancer Immunogenomics Team ( Dr. Bosse’s laboratory is focused on developing immunotherapeutic strategies targeting tumor integral cell surfaces molecules in neuroblastoma (see Bosse et al., 2017 Cancer Cell as an example) and other incurable pediatric cancers. The postdoc will join a growing translational research team based in his laboratory, and work in collaboration with several other laboratories at CHOP/Penn and at 10 other institutions part of the SU2C Immuno-oncology team. He/she will have a specific project under this umbrella, designed to discover and develop novel, impactful new immune-based therapies for children with cancer. Available projects include translating current immunotherapies in the lab across pediatric cancers, new immunotherapeutic target discovery in neuroblastoma and other pediatric cancers, chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy and antibody-drug conjugate development, defining mechanisms of tumor cell intrinsic and extrinsic immune escape and deciphering the key biologic functions of prioritized immunotherapeutic targets. Cancer and molecular biology experience is required, and familiarity with advanced immuno-oncology techniques and methods are preferred skills. This job is open to those seeking first or second post-docs.




Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
  2. Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
  3. Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
  4. Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
  5. Supervise junior lab members
  6. Assist with other research projects

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

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