A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Xue Han, in the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity and Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology (PIIO) at the Ohio State University. The main research directions of the Han Lab are to 1) study new mechanisms of immune escape in cancer; 2) identify novel immunomodulatory pathways and explore their applications to treat cancer and immune related diseases; 3) understand the mechanisms of immune-related adverse events caused by cancer immunotherapies. During her earlier research career in Dr. Lieping Chen's lab in Yale University, Dr. Han led vital projects to characterize PD-1H (VISTA), a new immune checkpoint molecule and worked with physician scientists and Biotechs to translate her findings.
The successful candidate will be integrated into a highly collaborative and dynamic environment of immuno-oncology researchers at the new PIIO institute with access to state-of the-art facilities and technologies.
Qualifications: Doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline is required. Previous experience in basic immunology, cancer immunology or translational immunology research is desirable. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a track record of productivity in immunology, experience in various techniques such as animal model, flow cytometry, mass cytometry, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, computational biology, and single cell sequencing, and the ability and interest to learn is most paramount.
Requires successful completion of a background check; qualified candidates may be asked to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report for 20 consecutive years. We are committed to comprehensive patient care, high caliber research and innovative medical education for medical students, post-doctoral trainees and professional colleagues. The OSUCCC – James is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities.
The Ohio State University is situated in Columbus, Ohio, which is a vibrant and international city. Columbus is located within a short flight to the entire eastern seaboard and provides a unique blend of culture, sports and activities coupled with an excellent and affordable standard living.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.