Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Sciences

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina (US)
Commensurate with experience
April 23 2019
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Sciences
Position # POST40

A Postdoctoral Fellow ("postdoc") is a professional apprenticeship designed to provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques, in preparation for an academic or research career. In the process of further developing their own research skills, it is expected that Postdoctoral Fellows will also play a significant role in the performance of research at the University and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students. The employee will report to Dr. Mukherjee and will work with a team of graduate students and Research Associate Professors. This individual will support projects through original research, collaborations with other team members, and helping students. The individual will also help in future proposal writing and in manuscript writing.

The principal research responsibility will be to conduct experiments that explore CAR T cells; combination therapies, examine mechanisms of immune response to therapy. The employee will comply with Dr. Mukherjee’s overall research direction and will comply with all University regulations. Will carry out research that contributes original findings in the field of immunotherapy of cancer. The postdoc will publish research articles and review articles in collaboration with Dr. Mukherjee’s team. This position will require only minimal travel to scientific conferences to present original scientific results.

The postdoc will be mentored to write postdoctoral research proposals for extramural funding.

Minimum Experience/Education
The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.)

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • PhD in Immunology, Mol Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related disciplines. Specializing in cancer immunology.
  • Strong experimental background with evidence of experimental skills related to cancer immunology and must have publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Skill in Animal Models of cancer will be a plus.

Additional Information: Interested individuals should apply on-line at Applicants are subject to background checks.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by May 15, 2019.

Please upload the following documents with your electronic application:

  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Contact Information for References

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.