The University of Chicago (UChicago)

Postdoctoral Scholar Cancer TCR Gene Therapy

The University of Chicago (UChicago)

Chicago, IL, United States

The David and Etta Jonas Center for Cellular Therapy

 at The University of Chicago


Job Description:  

Hans Schreiber, MD, PhD, seeks a postdoctoral scholar to study/develop adoptive T cell therapies in mouse models and humans using syngeneic/autologous mutation-specific TCRs engineered to be expressed in peripheral blood T cells. The appointee will work in close collaboration with our team of leading scientists at The University and abroad.


Resources and opportunities:

·     The David and Etta Jonas Center for Cellular Therapy at the University of Chicago Medicine supports a long-term effort to develop truly individualized therapy with cancer-specific TCRs. A well-established, tightly collaborating team of multidisciplinary scientists from the University and abroad is pursuing this goal.

·     The University of Chicago is a world-renowned research institution with strong emphasis on discovery and training of junior investigators to gain independence by mentorship in project development, leadership, management and grant writing.   


Qualifications: 

·     Doctoral degree with excellent knowledge of cellular and molecular immunology as well as of genetics combined with strong wet lab skills in these areas.

·     Record of scientific achievement through publications.

·     You will be expected to demonstrate independence in experimental design and execution.

·     Ability to conduct research independently as well as work effectively in a collaborative team setting.

·     Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.

·     Experience in 10xGenomics preparation and downstream analyses, NSG analyses, TIL, B and T cell cultures and separation techniques, vector construction and methods for TCR transfer by viral transduction, electroporation and CRISPR-CAS.


To apply: 

Submit Curriculum Vitae detailing training and experience, transcripts and list of course work, a brief statement regarding research accomplished, a list of 2-3 references with their email address to Hans Schreiber (hszz@uchicago.edu) and Steven Wolf (wolfs@uchicago.edu).

 

The University of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. 

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Postdoctoral Scholar Cancer TCR Gene Therapy