Postdoctoral Associate - Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7056084 (Ref:303731KP)

Posted: February 23, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Laboratory investigating the role of natural killer (NK) cells in the tumor microenvironment and methods to ex vivo engineering NK cells that target the microenvironment for as anti-cancer therapy is seeking a post-doctoral associate. The Postdoctoral Associate will devote 12 calendar months to this project and will be required to manufacture, expand, and fully characterize all the NK cell product preparations that will be compared in the current proposal, as well as perform most of the animal studies involving suppressive myeloid cells. The Postdoctoral Associate will perform transduction, expansion, and characterization of CAR NK cells from autologous and allogeneic sources, as well as all in vitro and in vivo assays testing these products, including small animal techniques such as tail vein injections, live-animal bioluminescent imaging, and collection of blood. S/he will work closely with the lab principal investigator, Dr. Robin Parihar. In addition, s/he will aid in the supervising of research technicians and students, as needed.

Required:

  • The Postdoctoral Associate will have obtained, or will obtain by time of hire, a PhD in the biological sciences, preferably (but not required) in Immunology.
  • Experience in the manipulation and analysis of primary human blood cells or cell lines via in vitro assays, flow cytometry, and in vivo studies.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.


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