Postdoctoral Research Assoc

Dec 08, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Research Assoc

Requisition Number: STFR004226

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The New England Inflammation & Tissue Protection Institute, directed by Michail Sitkovsky in Bouve College Health Sciences, at Northeastern University, is recruiting one Postdoctoral Research Associate. Incumbent will perform basic or applied research in an area of considerable scope and complexity related to generation and analysis of in vivo transferred anti-tumor T cells and Natural Killer cells. She/he will provide analysis of tumor rejection by several methods ranging from survival to immunological and tumor-biological markers of tumor rejection. In addition, she/he will plan independent research and analyze and publish the results. Incumbent will provide functional and administrative supervision over supporting research staff and transfers technical and statistical expertise, as well as attend meetings and present research upon occasion. She/he will organize contacts with outside suppliers and researchers to arrange the transfer of technologies needed to support the research. The anticipated start date for this position is January 2018.


Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent; progressively more responsible experience that demonstrates the ability to plan and execute research. Must be able to perform basic immunological research with clinical implications to treatment of immunological diseases. Must have experience in preclinical cancer research. This position is unusual since the work expected directly feeds into better clinical trials of adoptive immunotherapy of cancer. The most important past experience is in the generation of anti-tumor T cells, both polyclonal T cells and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells. Use of flow cytometry and sorting of cells is essential along with in vivo mouse cancer immunotherapy models. Analysis of tumor microenvironment on the level of cytokines and chemokines. Experience in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques is preferred.

Additional Information:
The Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University is one of nine colleges/schools at Northeastern University, and is a national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences. Comprised of three schools - Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions — over 2000 undergraduates and 2400 graduate students are enrolled in more than 30 degree-granting programs. Complementing our instructional programs, we house nine centers and institutes and the College successfully competes for NIH, NSF and foundation funding.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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