Research Associate - Tumor Immunology
Job ID 2017-4435
Posted Date 2017-08-30
Org Number 022264
Department Laser Immunotherapy for Cancers NIH
Division Grants & Contracts
Job Type Staff
Proposed Salary Range $50,000 annually* (*pending availablilty of NIH funding)
Targeted Job Start Date 11/1/2017
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours Varies
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants who are interested in this position should email 1) statement of research interests, 2) curriculum vitae including bibliography, 3) names and contact information of three references to:
Wei R. Chen, PhD
Director, Biophotonics Research Laboratory
Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education and Research
Dean, College of Mathematics and Science
University of Central Oklahoma
Carry out the day-to-day research and data monitoring activities of the program. Engaged in the validation, characterization, and evaluation of models. Coordinate and perform a variety of experiments.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions
The Biophotonics Research Laboratory at the University of Central Oklahoma and the Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation are jointly seeking for a post-doctoral research position to study the mechanisms of T cell response and other related immune responses of phototherapy and immunotherapy for cancer treatment.
We developed laser immunotherapy, using the combination of phototherapy and immunotherapy to induce systemic anti-tumor immune responses through local intervention. This method has been used in clinical trials for late-stage, metastatic melanoma and breast cancers. We plan to investigate the mechanism of laser immunotherapy induced anti-tumor immunity.
Requires a PhDs degree in related field.
A Ph.D. in the field of molecular biology, biomedical engineering, cancer biology, immunology, or a related field
A demonstrated track record of productive research
Experience with standard molecular, cellular biology, and immunology techniques, advanced imaging techniques, flow cytometry, and animal studies.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a laboratory team.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers, typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.