A position is available for a motivated and detail-oriented team-player, looking for a position as a Research Specialist . The position is part of a newly established research group in the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies (CCI) known as the Translational Immunology Laboratory (TIL). The research in TIL is aimed at a) studying the tumor microenvironment in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other malignancies using single cell genomic and proteomic technologies and b) understanding and improving the anti-tumor efficacy of adoptively transferred gene-modified T cells through correlative, mechanistic, and pre-clinical studies, and partly through functional genomics approaches. The main responsibilities of this position will be to maintain laboratory reagent and supply inventories, keeping laboratory records (i.e., regulatory and administrative documents) up-to-date; performance of experiments that entail cell culture, including bulk and single cell T cell and tumor cell lines and conjugation of antibodies with isotopes for use in mass cytometry experiments; basic molecular biology techniques, including the generation of lentiviral supernatants; flow cytometry, including analysis and electronic sorting; cytokine measurements; and animal experiments.
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