Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School

Rutgers, NJ, United States

The Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow or graduate student to study (1) the biology of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T and NK cells, (2) characterize these CAR-T and CAR-NK cells for development of innovative therapies for infection and infection-related malignancies with the ultimate goal of administering them to patients as part of a future clinical trial; and (3) the cell biology of NK cell (NIH funded), with a focus on NK cell inhibitory receptor signaling (Liu, D. et al., Immunity, 2009) and immunological synapse (Liu, D. et al., Immunity, 2012 ).

We are using molecular, biochemical, immunological, and advanced imaging strategies, as well as biophysical approaches for understanding human lymphocyte (including CTLs and NK cells) dysfunction in chronic infectious diseases and cancers.

This position requires strong expertise in molecular cloning. Background in immunology and imaging is desirable, but not required. This post-doctoral fellowship and graduate student training will also provide the opportunity to apply cutting-edge techniques to study the biology of cytotoxic lymphocytes and CAR-T and CAR-NK cells in the laboratory of Dongfang Liu. Address: Department of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School. 185 S. Orange Ave, Newark, NJ, 07103.

Salary will be commensurate with NIH post-doctoral pay scales. Please send (by email) a cover letter, statement of career goals, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Dongfang Liu Ph.D. via (

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