Postdoctoral Fellow - Tumor Immunology/Immunotherapy, Molecular Biology of Cancer

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The salary will be considered at the entry level commensurate with the NIH scale.
August 20 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Fellow - Tumor Immunology/Immunotherapy, Molecular Biology of Cancer

To serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Dev Karan, conducting research on projects in tumor immunology/immunotherapy, and molecular biology of cancer.  The research will be aimed at determining the mechanistic role of inflammation-associated molecules in growth and development of cancer as well as examining the preventative and therapeutic efficacy of immunological approaches.

Primary Functions

  • Plan, design and execute complex research studies, procedures and protocols.
  • Participate in discovery projects.
  • Coordinate research study activities; lead and manage projects.
  • Oversee organization, synthesis and analysis of data and findings.
  • Prepare scientific reports, outcome findings and scientific manuscripts. 
  • Participate in meetings with principle investigator and research staff in which you will evaluate/interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, and design and evaluate lab procedures.
  • Maintain supplies, may require negotiation with vendors, and track purchase orders.
  • May oversee the work of laboratory personnel including training and development as well as daily work direction, delegation and establishing priorities.

The applicant should have Ph.D. in Cancer Immunology, Cancer Biology, Molecular/Cell Biology or other related field of biomedical sciences; should be self-motivated, able to design and conduct experiments, prepare and present their work at meetings, and write scientific manuscripts; should have knowledge of hazards of laboratory activities and related safety practices, skill in setting up, care and use of laboratory equipment, and ability to develop and assist with development of new and improved methodology. The applicant required to conduct research activities lawfully and ethically by consistently adhering to compliance policies, procedures and regulations as well as to train students/technologists when necessary.

Prior experience with in vivo studies and cancer immunology/immunotherapy with live animals or experience in mouse models related to prostate cancer is a plus. Please submit curriculum vitae, research statement and three references for letters of recommendation to Dr. Dev Karan, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee by email: