Postdoctoral Fellowship - Translational Cancer Immunology, Biology and Therapy

Columbia, Missouri
Salary will be commensurate with experience
March 29 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP POSITION in Translational Cancer Immunology and Biology is available for a highly motivated Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent in the laboratory of Drs. Kaifi, Avella, Kevin Staveley-O’Carroll and Guangfu Li at the University of Missouri.

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-sufficient postdoctoral fellow to drive innovative research projects forward in the lab.  Experience in immunology or molecular biology and animal work is required.  This fellowship will work with a multidisciplinary team of investigators and clinician scientists within a translational cancer research program at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.  A major focus of the research will be on detection and characterization circulating tumor cells involved in cancer detection and progression.  Candidates must be scientifically curious, intellectually committed, and capable of working independently.  Strong communication and writing skills are essential to develop and execute independent hypothesis-driven cancer research.  Grant-writing skills would be beneficial and will be further developed.   This position will be an excellent learning opportunity for someone interested in a future translational biomedical research, cancer biology and immunology, or medical career.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Columbia is a progressive university town whose centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City as well as the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.  Columbia’s eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, art galleries, music venues, coffee houses, annual festivals, and sporting events means there is never a shortage of things to do.  Columbia is also in proximity to a host of historic towns and state parks featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking, and much more.  In addition, Columbia offers an outstanding environment for raising a family with exceptional schools at all levels, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, and affordable cost-of-living.  For more information, please visit

To apply, please visit the MU website at, job opening ID 25082, and submit curriculum vitae, description of previous research, research accomplishments, career interests and a list of three references.  For additional information about the position, please contact Guangfu Li, Ph.D. (  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action, pro-disabled and veteran employer and is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students.  We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.