Postdoctoral Research Associate - TUMOR IMMUNE MICROENVIRONMENT

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate - TUMOR IMMUNE MICROENVIRONMENT

Vacancy ID:



Lineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications.


Full Time



Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available in the cancer research lab of Tony Amelio (, located within the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Amelio Lab applies an interdisciplinary approach that integrates use of bioinformatics, drug and CRISPR screens, novel mouse models, and biologic light-based tools to study tumorigenesis in vitro and in vivo. The position will focus on the effects of biophysical changes in the tumor microenvironment on the tumor immune dynamics and relates to a separate Cell Reports (Carper et. al 2019) paper and recent manuscript currently under review. We are looking for eager, self-directed scientists with excellent writing skills. Our laboratory is currently funded by grants awarded from the National Institutes of Health.

The UNC Lineberger Cancer Center is a world-class NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that is routinely in the country’s top 10 NCI-funded institutes, thus providing a strong post-doctoral training opportunity in cancer biology and drug-development. UNC-CH also has several outstanding T32 postdoctoral training grant opportunities for eligible candidates (e.g. UNC-Duke Immunotherapy T32, Integrated Training in Cancer Model Systems (ITCMS) T32, Cancer Epigenetics T32, among others).

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is a premier research university in the US, located in the Research Triangle Park, one of the most vibrant research corridors in the US. Chapel Hill enjoys mild weather, affordable cost of living, and offers a range of collegiate activities, professional opportunities, resources, neighborhoods, and cultural diversity.

Educational Requirements:

PhD in related field required

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates with a strong background in the cancer biology, tumor microenvironment, immuno oncology, mouse models, molecular biology techniques, microscopy and analysis are highly desired. The applicant must be comfortable working with laboratory mice, with a few years’ experience of handling mice preferred. The applicant must possess good problem solving and organizational skills, be self-driven and enthusiastic, and should also demonstrate the ability to conduct experiments independently and under supervision and interact well with others.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions:

Please use the UNC link to submit your full application, however please also email your CV and cover letter to Dr. Tony Amelio at [email protected]

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Job No:
Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time