Research Scientist

Job description

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Surgery

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-12-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Scientist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Sasha Krupnick. The laboratory focuses on both tumor and transplant immunology.

The successful candidate will focus the majority of his/her effort on tumor immunology and tumor immunotherapy with a focus on cytokine therapy, ex vivo T cell expansion for adoptive therapy, and/or natural killer cells. The scientist will supervise and perform both basic and translational research aimed at developing novel immunotherapy applications for lung and other forms of cancer. The incumbent will generate pre-clinical data in syngeneic tumor models, as well as xenografts. Work will center around therapies with direct translational applications, as well as mechanistic investigation of cells signaling, migration, and tumor stroma penetration.

The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in lab meetings, present results at national/international meetings, publish the results of his/her work, and assist Dr. Krupnick in grant preparation. This is the perfect opportunity for an individual who is interested in an academic career co-directing a translational tumor immunology laboratory without the pressure associated with obtaining and maintaining individual NIH funding.

Examples of recent publications include: Nat Commun. 2016 Sep 21;7:12878. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12878;
Oncoimmunology 2016

A PhD or MD is required at the time of hire. Experience performing bench-top and mouse experiments is required. Previous experience in standard immunologic techniques such as flow cytometry, western blotting, PCR, as well as immunohistochemistry is preferred.

The University of Virginia is located in picturesque Charlottesville located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. It is located 2 hours from both Washington DC and the Atlantic Ocean. It is routinely ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States and is known for its local culture and cuisine (

To apply for the position please visit and search on Posting Number 0621887. Complete a candidate profile online, attach your curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.

For further information regarding the application process, please contact Pam Sprouse via email [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 2/28/2018
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