Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Immunotherapy

United States of America, North Carolina, North Carolina

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The Department of Pathology/Section on Comparative Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) in collaboration with Roche, is actively seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of cancer immunotherapy. This mentored position will provide unique experience in the field of comparative oncology which aims at comparing tumors from preclinical models and humans.

Wake Forest is home to the top-ranking National Cancer Institute-sponsored Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Carolina (USA), with an abundance of collaborative opportunities and research infrastructure. The Medical Center is the major employer in Winston-Salem, an affordable community of 240,000 in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.

When you join our team you will hold several of these primary responsibilities:

  • Biomarker characterization and treatment of innovative animal models with naturally occurring cancers
  • Use state of the art functional imaging, flow cytometry, pathology, genomics and bioinformatics tools available at WFSM
  • Contribute to the understanding of the anti-tumor immune response and translate the acquired learning in clinical setting

The applicant will receive training in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary academic-industry partnership environment.

This full-time position is renewable annually, with an expected 2-3 years duration. Salary will be NIH scale, commensurate with experience. WFSM provides health insurance. We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity. Wake Forest School of Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Your Profile:

We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic person who recently completed her/his PhD, DVM, MD or other comparable professional training and has a strong interest in translational research. If you bring as well the following you are the ideal candidate for this position:

  • A strong track record based on 1st author publications
  • Strong experience in preclinical or translational studies of immuno-oncology agents, anti-tumor vaccines, or cellular therapies of cancer
  • Bench-top skills, research design, and scientific writing in tumor immunology and comparative oncology
  • Fluency in English written and spoken

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a Research Statement indicating your scientific interests and accomplishments, 1-3 relevant original first author publications, and the names and email addresses of three professional references. Interested candidates should apply online. The position is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (USA).

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.