Postdoctorial Research Fellow

Charleston, South Carolina (US)
Commensurate with experience
August 03 2018
Yu 08/03/2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Job Description

Job Title:  Post-doctorial Research Fellow

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Job Purpose


The research in this laboratory aims to better understand the mechanisms of peripheral T-cell activation and tolerance in response to alloantigens and tumor.  This position is responsible for assisting research design and conducting independent projects in basic and translational research in Transplantation and Tumor Immunology.



Because the position may be supported by an NIH T32 training grant, the US citizenship or permanent residence is required.  Priority will be given to minorities and women.  Although not required, a candidate within years after her/his PhD is preferred.  

Additional Knowledge, skill, ability preferred:


We are looking for a highly motivated individual to study the mechanisms of immune activation and tolerance in response to alloantigen and tumor antigen after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). These basic and translational researches are primarily conducted in murine models in vitro and in vivo, and require techniques in Immunology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. 
A PhD degree in relevant field is required and a strong background in immunology is preferred. Ability in initiating, conducting, evaluating and reporting of research studies is essential. Experience with tissue culture, western blotting, molecular biologic methodologies, flow cytometry, and procedures on mice. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. 

Guideline and Supervision:


The post-doctorial Research Fellow will comply MUSC policy and the lab guideline.  The position will under a direct supervision of the Principle Investigator

Job Duties

  • 70%: Perform research project to understand the mechanisms of peripheral T-cell activation and tolerance in response to alloantigen and tumor in vivo  
  • 20%: Engage career development activities: giving progress reports, writing protocols and manuscripts, developing new research project and proposals, and participating other scientific events
  • 10%: Contribute to routine lab operation, collaborate with other lab members, and provide guidance to other researchers in the lab as needed.

Apply now by sending your curriculum vitae, 1-2 page description of current and future research interests, and names and contact information of three references to: