Postdoctoral Scientist

Chicago, Illinois
Compensation follows the NIH NRSA Stipend scale.
July 22 2021
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Full Time
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Funded by the new NIH Postdoctoral Training T32 Program, we seek a goal-oriented, creative, collaborative, and highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with interests and skills to develop novel cell therapies for treatment of immune diseases. Our research is focused on understanding the function of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells in order to develop new and improved CAR-T cell therapies for human disease. We employ cuttingedge approaches that include single-cell genomic and proteomic analysis, single-molecule kinetics and force measurement, single-molecule and super-resolution microscopy, and cloning and genetic manipulation tools to investigate primary T cell and CAR-T cell biology in order to address these problems. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to design and perform the experiments for the research projects and will be given the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary environment in close collaboration with translational scientists as well as clinicians at the University of Chicago.

Job Requirements: PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in areas relating to immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular engineering, biomedical engineering, and experimental biology. U.S. citizen or permanent resident required for eligibility for NIH T32 Training grant support. A strong record of scientific achievement through publications and presentations, as well as a passion for translational science, excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, ability to conduct research independently with strong wet lab skills are required. Successful postdocs are generally able to work well in a team-science environment. Additionally, experience with mouse models is preferred. Motivated candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement regarding research interests, and a list of 2-3 references to Jun Huang: and Eugene Chang: More lab information can be found in: and The postdoc will be co-mentored by Jun Huang and Eugene Chang and have access to both the Huang and Chang labs.

Compensation follows the NIH NRSA Stipend scale. Additional information on benefits and being a postdoc in the University of Chicago can be found at The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law

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