Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Immune Modulatory Receptor (IMR) Research
Palo Alto , California
January 02, 2017
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Position Overview:

As a postdoctoral fellow in Immune Regulation Research you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists headed by Daniel Cua, based at MRL Palo Alto, California to conceive, design, plan and implement experiments to explore the pathway biology of immune regulatory receptors. You will focus on the mechanisms of action of these immune 'switches' controlling T cell and myeloid cell-mediated immunity in the context of autoimmunity and cancer therapy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Employing complex in vivo disease model systems to address specific question related to immune regulation
  • Using cellular and molecular biology to dissect the in vivo observations and drive the discovery process

  • PhD in Immunology, Cell biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline with 3 years or less of postdoctoral experience or met all the requirements for a PhD by May 2017

  • Experience in development of in vivo and in vitro assays exploring T cell or myeloid cell biology
  • Experience in immune cell isolation and characterization using flow cytometry
  • Work with in vivo models to elucidate in vivo function of novel immune/cellular pathways

  • Experience in innate cell biology, autoimmune inflammation, and/or immuno-oncology
  • Strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals

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