Postdoctoral position in Cancer Biology and Immunotherapies - De la Puente lab

Sanford Research
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 28, 2022

View more

Life Sciences, Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Research
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Organization Type
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Postdoctoral position immediately available in the De la Puente Lab in the Cancer Biology and Immunotherapies Group at Sanford Research, Sioux Falls, SD. Interested candidate is expected to have recently obtained PhD and a strong track record of publications in Cancer and/or Immunology. ( The main job duty is to perform research to understand the role of tumor microenvironment components (extracellular matrix, stroma, and signaling) in cancer immune evasion so as to identify novel therapeutic targets by using patient-derived 3D cultures. The translational research project leverages multi-disciplinary approach in cancer biology, immunology, biomedical engineering/tissue engineering, OMICs, and high-throughput in vitro patient-derived models to probe complex biological processes and to pursue new therapeutic opportunities for ovarian cancer.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Perform hands-on experiments and analyze/interpret data on assigned projects
  • Participate in project planning and execution
  • Attend and present at the project and group meetings and national conferences
  • Present and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements
  • Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

Basic Qualifications:

  • A recent PhD in Biology/Immunology/Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline completed within the last two years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong background in cancer biology and/or immunology and performing hands on experience in cell and molecular biology
  • Excellent record of productive and creative research as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate to scientific audience
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory

Please provide a combined pdf file containing your CV, cover letter, and the contact information of 3 referees. Contact Dr. De la Puente:


Sanford Research is the research arm of Sanford Health, one of the largest rural integrated health care systems in the nation. This makes Sanford Research uniquely structured to facilitate basic, translational, clinical, and population health research across the upper Midwest and the entire Sanford Health network.

Faculty have access to state-of-the-art facilities and unique resources. New staff will join a team with a well-established infrastructure in basic, translational, and behavioral sciences research and strong faculty mentorship. Sanford Research has a long history of successful extramural funding and receives substantial NIH funding. Currently, we have three NIH-funded Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) with focuses in pediatriccancer, and population health research.

Innovation, discovery and passion drive our talented scientists, who are dedicated to finding cures, eradicating disease and improving the lives of people around the world through scientific breakthroughs.

Find Us
2301 E 60th Street N
Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls
United States

Apply for Postdoctoral position in Cancer Biology and Immunotherapies - De la Puente lab

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, or .rtf. No larger than 1MB
Selected file:

Supplementary Documents

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, or .rtf. No larger than 1MB
Selected file:
Your communication preferences

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named employer, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on Science Careers you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please contact us. All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert