Postdoctoral Researcher

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Organization Type
*Department:*Lineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801
*Posting Open Date:*09/27/2021
*Application Deadline:*11/30/2021
*Open Until Filled:*No
*Position Type:*Postdoctoral Scholar
*Position Title:*Postdoctoral Researcher
*Vacancy ID:*PDS003225
*Full-time/Part-time:*Full Time
*Work Location:*Chapel Hill, NC
*Hiring Range:*Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications
*Estimated Duration of Appointment:*12 Months
*Position Summary:*Researchers in the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center seek a Postdoctoral Researcher to unravel connections between the gut microbiome and cancer immunotherapies. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team consisting of microbiologists, cell and molecular biologists, and a physician-scientist. Experiments will involve culture and propagation of anaerobic gut bacteria. Both standard and germ-free mouse models of human cancers will be employed. Standard molecular and cell biology and biochemistry techniques will be routinely employed, along with flow cytometry. The candidate will investigate mechanisms through which gut bacteria augment immunotherapies in mouse models of human cancer. Thus, a strong foundation in microbiology and especially immunology, with demonstrable expertise in associated techniques is strongly recommended.
*Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:*Ph.D (or M.D. or D.V.M with the appropriate experience)
*Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:*1. Able to successfully and independently develop and execute experiments using a variety of techniques used in immunology: flow cytometry, nucleic acid isolation, qPCR, and ELISA. 2. Have experience culturing and propagating anaerobic bacteria. 3. Experience with lab animal handling
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