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

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

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Research
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc
Organization Type
Non-Profit
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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. (https://research.sanfordhealth.org/researchers-and-labs/de-la-puente-lab). 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: pilar.puente@sanfordhealth.org

Company

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
Website
Telephone
6053126590
Location
2301 E 60th Street N
Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls
SD
57104
United States

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