Post-Doctoral Associate-Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Nov 17, 2022

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate-Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

Job Description:

The Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate for a position within the Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Immunotherapy. The Post Doc will be responsible for carrying out experiments that are critical to the mission of the lab and its grant-funded research.

The ideal candidate should be able to use unbiased approaches (RNA-Seq, scRNA-Seq, spatial profiling, and flow cytometry) to identify novel molecular and cellular events in brain tumors with different treatments. Functional validation of results using standard molecular biology techniques will be performed in vitro using patient-derived xenograft lines, primary samples, and murine models.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D, or M.D., or M.D./Ph.D

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong background in cancer biology, tumor immunology, and immunotherapy
  • Molecular Biology (e.g., RNA extraction/production/sequencing, WB, PCR)
  • Molecular biology for cell genetic engineering of immune cells (e.g., CAR T cell production) and tumor cells using techniques such as CRISPR, viral transduction, and plasmid transfection (e.g., PiggyBac)
  • Bioinformatics (bulk and single-cell RNA sequencing)
  • Cell culture (tumor cells and immune cells such as dendritic cells and T cells)
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Microscopy
  • Flow cytometry
  • Animal surgery and monitoring
Special Instructions to Applicants:

For consideration, please complete an application and include a cover letter, resume, and the names and email addresses of three to five references.

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This is a time-limited position.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes