Microbiology and Immunology are disciplines that are key to our understanding of basic life processes and to our quest to improve human health. One has only to consider some of the most important public health problems to realize the relevance of these two fields to modern medicine: there is no cure for many of the major diseases such as AIDS and cancer; as many as one in five young adults in this country may be infected with a sexually transmitted virus; and infection by multiple-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis has raised grave concerns in our nation's hospitals. Because we live in a nation with excellent sanitary conditions and have access to high quality health care, many of us are unaware that, world-wide, more people die of infectious diseases than of cancer or heart disease. At a different level, we have yet to understand the intricacies of the immune response, how its components are regulated and how they interact with each other. We have only begun to understand how viruses, bacteria and parasites subvert normal host cellular pathways for their own benefit.
Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
FTE: 1.0 FTE, Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, some evening or weekend work may be required
Salary: $47,484+ DOE
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)
Job Type: Fellow
Functions/Duties of Position
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced postdoctoral scientist with interest in immune therapies for hematological malignancies. The overall goal of our research is to develop novel immunotherapeutic strategies to treat acute myeloid leukemia. The specific project will be studying the effects of combined targeted therapies with immune therapies in a murine model of AML. We take advantage of both in vivo mouse models and primary human samples for these studies. The selected candidate will be expected to design, execute and present hypothesis-driven independent research experiments as well as apply for research funding.
PhD in related field of study
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Able to work as a team member in a very collaborative environment
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
PhD in Immunology
2 years of experience in Postdoctoral role
Experience with CyTOF
Experience working with patient samples, infectious (BSL2) virus and bacteria
Experience working with laboratory animals, flow cytometry, sterile tissue culture, and standard in vitro assays
Experience with data management
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