Updated: 23 days ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

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The Duke University laboratory of Dorothy Sipkins, M.D., Ph.D. is seeking a highly motivated Research Scientist with interest in metastasis and the tumor microenvironment. Our group has a diverse and stimulating environment with projects in basic and translational research. We utilize mouse models of breast cancer and leukemia to study the role of themicroenvironment, including immune cell responses, in tumor cell dormancy, treatment resistance and metastasis (Price et al., Science Translational Medicine, 2016, Yao et al., Nature 2018, Whiteley et al., Nat Rev Cancer 2021, This work utilizes cutting edge approaches, such as intravital microscopy to track tumor cells in mice in real time and spatial transcriptomics of mouse and human specimens.

Duke University is an exceptional environment for research because of its rich intellectual community and pervasive spirit of collegiality. Duke consists of 10 schools, with 6,484 undergraduate and 8,107 graduate or professional students. The Sipkins Lab is within the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy, a division of the Department of Medicine and part of the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI). The DCI is a single entity that integrates and aligns research and patient care with the goals of decreasing the burden of cancer and accelerating scientific progress. The resources and support for scientists at Duke are outstanding, with numerous professional development workshops and training opportunities.

This position requires a PhD in cell biology, immunology, or other relevant area of biomedical sciences. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: 1) In vivo mouse models (willingness to work with animal models is a must), 2) Immunology (flow cytometry) 3) Molecular biology techniques. The ideal candidate should be motivated, independent, innovative, with strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills and excitement to learn new techniques.

To apply, please provide CV/biosketch, brief statement of research interests/experience, and contact information for 2-3 references.

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