POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

School of Medicine:

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Overview

The Duke Brain Tumor Center, Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program endeavors to create safe and effective immunotherapeutic treatments for children and adults with malignant brain tumors.  We believe achievement of this objective will arise through a combination of translational and mechanistic preclinical studies that are well-integrated with focused clinical trials involving patients diagnosed with malignant brain tumors.

Work Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral fellow position in the Duke Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program will perform bench studies involving in vitro and in vivo methodologies for preclinical research.

Preclinical Immunotherapeutic approaches include: peptide vaccines, biologics such as antibodies, bispecific antibodies, recombinant chemokines/cytokines, and chimeric antigen receptor gene transfer are current immunotherapeutic approaches being studied at the DBTIP. These immunotherapeutic strategies are evaluated in immunocompetent and immunocompromised preclinical mouse models of brain tumors.

The postdoctoral fellow will have access to all laboratory equipment and supplies necessary in Sands Research Building, as well as shared resources within the Duke Cancer Institute. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator, DBTIP leadership, and advising other laboratory personnel including graduate and medical students with the design and execution of experiments.

While performing these responsibilities, you will be expected to conform to standards of responsible conduct in research, comply with good scholarly and research practice, maintain a laboratory notebook and/or other comparable records of research activity, which remains the property of Duke University upon termination, adhere to University standards regarding use of isotopes, chemicals, infectious agents, animals, human subjects, have open and timely discussion with Dr. Sampson or Dr. Sanchez-Perez regarding all facets of research activities, and comply with all applicable University and departmental policies

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