Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bioengineering

Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

About the Job

A full time postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Matosevic Lab in the College of Pharmacy at Purdue University where we focus on cell-based cancer immunotherapy and nanotechnology to include biomaterial characterization at the nanoscale.

Potential projects include understanding the mechanisms underlying immune cell function within the tumor microenvironment, developing new vectors and nanotechnologies for immune cell regulation via nucleic acid and protein cargo, and identifying new cell cryopreservation biomaterials and modalities. We work, in particular, with natural killer cells.

Our work immune cell engineering technologies to investigate innate cell immunotherapy against various solid cancers.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences, cancer biology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, biomaterial science or a related discipline with a background in immunology or biomaterial science, a passion for science and desire to impact cancer. A highly organized and self-directed individual with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment is desired.

Advanced molecular biology or biomaterial characterization skills are essential. Familiarity with cancer pathogenesis, cell-based therapy and knowledge of molecular/genetic concepts is highly preferred. Experimental methods, and data analysis, and the ability to maximize resources for troubleshooting pertaining to research activities are essential. Experience using mouse models and being comfortable with handling of human blood and other tissues is welcome.

Please send CV, brief statement of research interests, and names of 3 references.

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, an affordable and friendly community. We are located 1 hour from Indianapolis and 2 hours from Chicago.