The Ohio State University - Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, Ohio
Starting salary range $47,484 - $65,000
January 24 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio is the only academic medical center in Central Ohio and ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report for 20 consecutive years! We are committed to comprehensive patient care, high caliber research and innovative medical education for medical students, post-doctoral trainees and professional colleagues.

The OSUCCC – James is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities.

The Burd Lab is recruiting postdoctoral researchers and senior researchers to study the role of T-cell aging in anti-viral and immunotherapeutic responses. We are a translational research lab using genetic, biochemical, cellular and mouse modelling approaches to address questions bridging the areas of cancer and aging (Burd et al, Cell 2013; Burd et al, Cancer Discov 2014; Rosko et al, BMT 2015; Guan et al, Mol Cancer Res 2017). The available project uses clinical specimens, innovative murine imaging systems and genetic engineering to identify mechanisms by which immunotherapeutic failure and toxicity could be mitigated.

Applicant Requirements

Postdoctoral Researchers should be independently motivated, critical thinkers with a recent PhD or MD/PhD. A continuous record of scientific achievement in the fields of immunological aging, T-cell biology/development, anti-viral immune responses, tumor immunity or mouse models is required.

Senior Researchers must have >5 years of experience in T-cell immunology and mouse modelling, be highly organized and exhibit exceptional written and verbal English communication skills. Ideal applicants will have extensive training in multicolor flow cytometry, primary T-cell culture, mouse models and experimental design.

Job Location

This position is located in the NCI-designated James Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Individuals looking to develop as innovative and independent scientific leaders will thrive in the highly collaborative and rich training environment of the OSUCCC, which includes over 300 member labs and 20 technologically advanced core facilities. Columbus is the capital of Ohio and the nation’s 15th largest city.  It is a friendly and affordable city with distinctive neighborhood culture, arts, parks and museums.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should email a CV, description of research interests (<1 page) and contact information for at least two references to Please indicate the desired position, “Postdoc” or “Senior Researcher”, in the title of the email.

Qualified candidates should apply online to: Enter keyword or job ID# 445938 Senior Research Associate or job ID# 445951 Post Doctoral Researcher.

The Ohio State University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, participation in workshops and conferences, high quality Shared Resources, and many opportunities for continued professional development.

The Ohio State University is situated in Columbus, Ohio, which is a vibrant and international city. Columbus is located within a short flight to the entire eastern seaboard and provides a unique blend of culture, sports and activities coupled with an excellent and affordable standard living.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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