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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

New York, New York
Research


Job Description

A postdoctoral position is now available in the laboratory of Dr. Nina Bhardwaj. This opportunity is designed to dissect innate and adaptive immune mechanisms in head and neck cancer. 

Project Goal: (1). To dissect antigen-specific responses to neaoantigens in patients with head and neck cancers (2). To assess NK cell function in tumor tissue and in blood (3). To evaluate the tumor microenvironment in head and neck cancer. Interested candidates should have recent Ph.D. in immunology, virology, molecular biology or related fields.

Duties / Responsibilities (including but not limited to): 
1.Conduct and design experiments under the direction of lab PI.
2.Report to PI research progress and maintain a current knowledge of literature in relevant fields.
3.Maintain good records and contact with collaborators.
4.Nurture collaborative relationships with fellow scientists within the institution, locally, nationally and internationally.
5.Assist in the preparation of and present experimental results at local and national scientific symposia.
6.Summarize experimental data timely and assist in drafting publications under the direction of the PI.
7.Supervise junior research assistants / technicians / students, order laboratory supplies as needed, and perform necessary clean-up and periodic maintenance.
8.Master computer and technical skills necessary for experimental execution as well as data input and analysis.


Qualifications: 
•PhD in immunology or immune related disciplines. 
•The candidate is also expected to be highly self-motivated, creative and capable of contributing productively in a team environment. 
•Excellent communication skills in written and oral English are essential. 
•Knowledge of basic and advanced immunology and experience in immunological techniques e.g. cell culture, T cell assays, flow cytometry, molecular biology approaches. 
•Experience with human cancer models and/or chronic infection models desirable.
•Candidate should have knowledge and familiarity with murine and human DC isolation and related functional assays. 

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