Postdoctoral Scholar Series

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  • School of Medicine - Neurology


    Open October 2nd, 2018 through June 30th, 2019


    Post-Doctoral Fellowship In Cancer Immunotherapy
    The laboratory of Professor Michael Demetriou, Department of Neurology, UC Irvine, seeks an outstanding PhD scientist in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Professor Demetriou has recently been awarded a 5-year grant from the Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative, National Cancer Institute to develop a highly novel immunotherapy capable of triggering T cell dependent killing of highly diverse cancer types. Candidates with experience in mouse models of cancer and/or cancer immunology as well as a broad range of molecular and cellular biological techniques are preferred. Research efforts will involve producing and characterizing the in vitro and in vivo properties and activities of immunotherapeutic proteins in mouse models. The incumbent will collaborate with others in the lab to expedite analysis and will be exposed to a wide variety of ongoing immunological research studies.

    Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) or equivalent in Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular or Cell Biology and/or Protein Chemistry and have a proven track record of research success with first author publications in well-respected journals. The ideal candidate has broad experience in mouse cancer xenograft models as well as standard molecular and cellular biological techniques. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in one or more of recombinant protein expression/purification/characterization, immunohistochemistry, mouse manipulation such as tail vein injection, flow cytometry and/or pharmacokinetics. Command of spoken and written English is essential.

    Additional Information:
    Positions are dependent upon extramural funding. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Initial appointments are for one year with renewal based on availability of support and research progress. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Substantive inquiries about the positions should be directed to:
    Michael Demetriou, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
    Professor of Neurology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
    University of California, Irvine
    [email protected]

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    Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:
    1. Cover letter-Please discuss past/current research and future plans.
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Names and Contact Information of Three References
    4. Diversity Statement

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA


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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/2/2018
    Application Due: 1/8/2019
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