Several postdoctoral researcher positions are immediately available in the translational research laboratory of the Department of Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Research is aimed to develop T- and NK-cell-based therapies for pediatric malignancies. Studies are focused on using genetic engineering approaches to render immune cells cancer specific and also improve their effector function. Genetically modified immune cells will be studied in preclinical models with special emphasis on how adoptively transferred cells interact with tumor cells, the tumor microenvironment, and resident immune cells. Ultimate goal of these studies are to translate these approaches into early Phase clinical testing.
Highly self-motivated candidates with Ph.D. or equivalent in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, or cancer cell biology are recommended to apply. Besides the unmatched benefit for postdoctoral fellows at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the extraordinary internal support and state-of-the-art facilities provide an exceptional environment to train the next generation of biomedical investigators.