The Jones Lab at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City (https://joneslab.weill.cornell.edu) is seeking postdoctoral candidates with a background in T-cell immunology, immunotherapy, and/or HIV persistence to lead a project investigating immunoengineering approaches to enhancing the abilities of cytotoxic T-cells to eliminate HIV reservoirs. This project is funded by a new R01 grant and will be conducted in close collaboration with the labs of Darrell Irvine at MIT and Alberto Bosque at the George Washington University. Our well-funded and diverse laboratory is a vibrant and stimulating environment for scientific growth and fostering the independent careers of postdoctoral trainees.
Relevant publications: Enhancing T cell therapy through TCR-signaling-responsive nanoparticle drug delivery PMID: 29985479; Latent HIV reservoirs exhibit inherent resistance to elimination by CD8+ T cells PMID: 29355843 ;High-throughput quantitation of inorganic nanoparticle biodistribution at the single-cell level using mass cytometry PMID: 28094297; Targeting small molecule drugs to T cells with antibody-directed cell-penetrating gold nanoparticles PMID: 30444251
• Ph.D. with a background in immunology, HIV persistence, or immunoengineering. The Ph.D. awarded/expected date should be between 2017-2020.
• Evidence of productivity from publications in high-quality journals originating from Ph.D. or postdoctoral work. Manuscripts that are finally accepted for publication in high-quality journals will also be considered as evidence of productivity.
• Significant expertise in other cell culture and techniques and the manipulation of T-cells.
• Experience in murine cancer models is a plus.
• Capable of working independently with appropriate supervision on assigned projects as well as in a team.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with good organizational and analytical abilities.
• Excellent organizational skills, self-motivation, and creativity.
• Motivated to pursue postdoctoral training required for a future independent academic career.
Candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply. Please email a CV, statement of research interests, copies of previous publications, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. R. Brad Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)