Postdoctoral Fellow in ImmunoEngineering

Postdoctoral Fellow in ImmunoEngineering – Georgia Tech & Emory (Atlanta, GA, United States)

The Laboratory for Synthetic Immunity (LSI) led by Dr. Gabe Kwong is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory School of Medicine. We are seeking motivated Postdoctoral candidates to conduct research at the intersection of engineering and immunology. Depending on the qualifications and interests of the applicant, the research focus may range from developing high-throughput approaches for immune profiling, noninvasive biomarkers of immunological health, or therapeutic T cells for immunotherapy. The wide range of research topics at LSI make it an excellent environment for interdisciplinary training (http://lsi.gatech.edu/).

This position provides the opportunity for considerable creativity and innovation, collaboration with bioengineers, immunologists, chemists, and clinicians, and publication of high impact papers and patents. The responsibilities of this position include planning and executing scientific projects, preparing manuscripts and grant proposals, and presenting work at scientific meetings. The post-doctoral candidate may also take a role in supervising graduate students and undergraduate students in experimental design and data analysis on a variety of projects.  

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Engineering, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Chemistry, or related fields. Previous post-doctoral research experience is not required (and not preferred), but expertise in at least one of the following areas will be strongly considered.

  • Molecular Biology: DNA/RNA and sub-cloning; siRNA; quantitative PCR; next-generation sequencing; protein engineering, expression and induction systems.
  • Immunology: Retro and lentiviral production and transduction; flow cytometry; fluorescence microscopy; cell culture; T cell-killing assays; adoptive T cell transfer.  
  • Animal work: Orthotopic, ectopic, xenograft and syngeneic tumor mouse models; blood and urine collection; necropsy and histology; animal surgery; tail-vein injections; whole body imaging (IVIS); breeding.     
  • Chemistry: Nanoparticle synthesis (iron oxide, liposome, PLGA); bioconjugation; nanomaterial characterization (zeta potential, DLS); protein analysis and purification (FPLC); tandem mass spectrometry; microfluidics and microfabrication; peptide/small molecule synthesis.

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech has been ranked the #2 BioE/BME program for the last 7 consecutive years, and is part of a vibrant biomedical community in Atlanta that includes the Emory School of Medicine, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Winship Cancer Institute, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), Georgia ImmunoEngineering Consortium, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and more. This rich scientific environment provides unique and unparalleled research training opportunities, including seminars given by leaders in science and engineering from throughout the U.S. and abroad, opportunities for collaborations, exposure to diverse research programs, and sophisticated core facilities.

How to apply:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, short description of research interests as it relates to LSI, as well as names and contact information for three references. Please send the application to addressed to Dr. Gabe Kwong (syntheticimmunity@gmail.com). Georgia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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