Research Specialist D (Pathology and Lab Medicine Dept.)

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Job location: Stellar-Chance-F5


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-06
Req: JR00025352
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Research Specialist D (Pathology and Lab Medicine Dept.)

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist D

Job Description Summary

A position is available for a motivated and detail-oriented team-player. The Melenhorst laboratory is a newly established research group in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. By studying T cell biology in cancer patients and the tumor microenvironment in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other malignancies we aim to understand and improve the anti-tumor efficacy of adoptively transferred gene-modified T cells. The laboratory has identified mechanisms of response to CAR T cell therapy in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and developed an ex vivo model system to identify the most potent precursor cells of CAR T cells. We are hiring a highly motivated research specialist D with a strong background in translational immunology. The candidate will take the lead role in a project with a start-up biotechnology company (IASO Biotherapeutics) to develop a precision cell engineering platform for the generation of chimeric antigen receptor-redirected T cell therapies for blood cancer. In addition, the individual will be working on biomarker discovery, including data analysis and design of the functional validation strategy and the design and execution of the large-scale manufacturing process.

Job Description

A position is available for a motivated and detail-oriented team-player. The Melenhorst laboratory is a newly established research group in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. By studying T cell biology in cancer patients and the tumor microenvironment in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other malignancies we aim to understand and improve the anti-tumor efficacy of adoptively transferred gene-modified T cells. The laboratory has identified mechanisms of response to CAR T cell therapy in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and developed an ex vivo model system to identify the most potent precursor cells of CAR T cells. We are hiring a highly motivated research specialist D with a strong background in translational immunology. The candidate will take the lead role in a project with a start-up biotechnology company (IASO Biotherapeutics) to develop a precision cell engineering platform for the generation of chimeric antigen receptor-redirected T cell therapies for blood cancer. In addition, the individual will be working on biomarker discovery, including data analysis and design of the functional validation strategy and the design and execution of the large-scale manufacturing process.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Qualifications

Masters and 3-5 years of experience and demonstrated experience in academic cellular immunology research or equivalent combination of experience and education. PhD in immunology strongly preferred. A broad knowledge base of immunology including the biology of human T cells is required. Demonstrated abilities to multi-task and exhibiting effective time management skills are required. Prior laboratory experience including mammalian tissue culture is required. Specialized training on utilizing multi-color flow cytometric instruments and data analysis using Flow Jo software are preferred. Hands-on experience with quantitative PCR platforms preferred. Candidate must exhibit excellent computer skills, including expertise in Microsoft Office applications. Preference will be given to candidates who indicate a strong desire to build a career in the translational sciences field.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

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