Design scientific protocols, scientific writing and carry out experiments, interpret results, co-author and submit manuscripts and research grants.
The overall focus of this post-doctoral research position is the development of self-renewable induced pluripotent stem cell-based therapies for the prevention and management of GVHD and immunodeficiencies following bone marrow transplantation. This project will involve critical analysis and modification of T-cell and regulatory T-cell development through multiple strategies, including genetic and chemical manipulation, to develop a clinically applicable regulatory T-cell product with high potency, stability, and persistence in vivo.
Responsibilities of successful applicants will also include:
· Being able to design and execute scientific experiments independently
· The early identification of new scientific or technological trends in their area of expertise
· Drive resourcefulness and scientific innovation in their area of expertise
· Actively participating in international scientific conferences, expert meetings, workshops
Required: Applicants must hold an MD and/or PhD degree in a biological science.
Must be willing and able to handle mice, human blood products and lentiviral transduction of human cells.
Desired: Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated expertise in developing scientific protocols, scientific writing, and excellent letters of reference.
Applicants should have a history of demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team setting as well as an enthusiasm and self-motivation within the research setting. Applicant should be proficient with complex flow cytometry analysis, in vitro cell culture of stems cells and primary lymphocytes and should also have extensive experience with genetic editing techniques, regulatory T-cell phenotyping and functional assays, as well as in vivo murine models of graft-versus-host disease.
Internal Number: 336162
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