Postdoctoral Position Immunotherapy

West Lafayette, Indiana
Postdoctoral Position in Immunotherapy and Drug Discovery
February 27 2018
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Postdoctoral Position in Immunotherapy and Drug Discovery

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Figueiredo group in the Basic Medical Sciences department at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. We are looking for candidates that are dedicated to immunotherapy and/or drug discovery for treating cancer or arthritis, with an emphasis on preclinical applications. Research areas include IL-27-based gene delivery therapies and drug discovery, with a focus on targeted therapies.

Environment: The culture at Purdue University encourages collaborations across campus and the infrastructure includes state-of-the-art core facilities for Genomics, Proteomics, Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and many more. Furthermore, four University-wide Institutes (Neuroscience, Cancer, Inflammation and Infectious Disease, and Drug Discovery) enables researchers from different fields with common interests to network and build strong research programs.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in pharmacology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field and a record of outstanding scholarly achievement as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentation of research at national/international meetings. Strong communication (written and oral) skills are essential. Top candidates should have expertise in two or more of the following areas: immunotherapy, drug discovery, tissue culture, animal models of cancer or arthritis. Successful applicants are expected to participate in collaborative research. Applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus competitive benefits package. For more information see:

Term/Availability: One-year with option for continuation. Appointment is renewed on an annual basis.

How to apply: Please submit a statement of interest and curriculum vitae including name and contact details for three professional references to: Dr. Marxa Figueiredo at

For more information regarding research in the lab:

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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