Please apply by filling the Google form using the link https://goo.gl/forms/H49TuLIVMH4o6jtZ2.
Two Postdoctoral research positions in high-impact immunoengineering projects are immediately available in the Tang lab (http://tang-lab.epfl.ch/) at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. These two positions are supported by ERC starting grant (https://erc.europa.eu/), one of the most prestigious European grants. The salaries and benefits for postdoctoral researchers are internationally competitive at EPFL (starts from € 70’000.00 gross per annum). The working language is English.
Tang lab’s research aims to develop novel strategies to probe and engineer immunity, an emerging field called ‘immunoengineering’, through chemical and physical means. We are developing interdisciplinary approaches for safer and more effective immunotherapies and vaccines. Please see the following articles for more information: Nat. Biotech. 2018, 36, 707; Front. Immunol. 2018, 9, 1499; WIREs Nanomed. Nanobiotechnol. 10, e1506 (2018).
Postdoctoral position 1
The candidate will utilize advanced synthetic biology techniques to create Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-T cells targeting specific chemical/physical characteristics of solid tumor and regulate the CAR-T cell trafficking and functions. The candidate will lead an independent project and develop collaborations with Lausanne Branch of Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Lausanne University Hospital. The postdoc candidate is expected to have strong expertise and experimental background in immunology, cancer immunotherapy, and synthetic biology.
Postdoctoral position 2
The candidate will work on developing novel drug delivery strategies for cancer immunotherapeutic agents. The candidate will utilize various chemistry and material engineering approaches to synthesize responsive delivery systems (e.g., nano-/micro-particles, hydrogel) for immunotherapies or vaccines. The postdoc candidate is expected to have strong expertise and experimental background in organic chemical synthesis, polymer chemistry, drug delivery, nanomedicine, and cancer therapy studies with mouse models.
The successful applicants should have an excellent track record in scientific publications, including first-authored publications at high profile journals, as well as excellent scientific, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills. Interested postdoc candidates should fill the Google form using the link https://goo.gl/forms/H49TuLIVMH4o6jtZ2. Applications without filling the Google form won’t be considered. Don’t email Prof. Tang directly. You will be contacted by Prof. Tang (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are selected for the next step.
EPFL | École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
EPFL is ranked 12th in the world in QS 2017 – World University Ranking. See EPFL in YouTube: Welcome to EPFL – 2017. EPFL offers an exceptional research and training environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Laboratory of Biomaterials for Immunoengineering (Tang lab @ EPFL) is located on the 2nd floor of the new MED building. We are actively looking for highly motivated and talented students and postdocs to join our laboratory.