Postdoctoral Fellow Position

New Brunswick, New Jersey (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
October 21 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kyle Payne at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to conduct research in the immunobiology of cancer and cancer immunotherapy within the Rutgers Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Center of Excellence. Research in the Payne lab focuses defining and targeting immune regulatory mechanisms in cancer (Science, 2020; Immunity, 2017). Current investigations are centered on dissecting divergent responses of leukocytes and cancer cells to tumor microenvironment-induced stress, as well as to define metabolic perturbations associated with these cellular stress responses. We pursue these studies by leveraging our novel mouse models, advanced technical approaches, and human specimens. Additional information about our work may be found here:

We are seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated, and highly motivated candidates with a collaborative spirit and a tremendous work ethic. An ability to work well with others as part of a cohesive team, while taking initiative, communicating effectively, and creatively solving problems are a must. The utilization of interdisciplinary and translational approaches are especially encouraged. Postdoctoral fellows can expect to receive exceptional mentorship as Dr. Payne is deeply committed to the success of each trainee in the lab. Scientific growth and career development will be routinely emphasized.

Qualified candidates must be in the process of completing training for Ph.D. and/or M.D. graduate degrees with a strong publication record and looking to move to the next stage of their training.

At the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, we conduct innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Interested candidates should send, in a single pdf, a CV, a cover letter detailing research interests/accomplishments, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Payne at


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