Postdoctoral Research Position in Cancer Immunology Research

University of North Carolina Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
Closing date
May 27, 2022

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Cancer Immunology Research 

Seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher for a position at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the Department of Biological Sciences. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or Immunology from an accredited University. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in immuno-oncology. Experience in using mouse models of cancer will be a plus. The funded project is to study the efficacy of CAR T, CAR NK cells and other immunotherapeutic including vaccines in combination with other immune therapies in epithelial cancers with focus in pancreatic cancers. Requirements include a Ph.D. in relevant field and evidence of successful scientific writing including peer-reviewed publications in English. Candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, self-motivation, organizational and problem-solving skills, and the ability to successfully work collaboratively.  Candidate must have eligibility to work in a postdoctoral capacity in the USA and must be available to start the position by May/June of 2022. UNCC is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send an email to: Dr. Pinku Mukherjee ( with attachments of a cover letter, an updated CV, and contact information for three or more references. Please apply online through:

Dept Preferred Education: 

PhD in Immunology, Mol Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related disciplines. Specializing in cancer immunology. 

Strong experimental background with evidence of experimental skills related to cancer immunology and must have publications in peer-reviewed journals. 

Skill in Animal Models of cancer will be a plus. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The employee will report to Dr. Mukherjee and will work with a team of graduate students and Research Associate Professors. This individual will support projects through original research, collaborations with other team members, and helping students. The individual will also help in future proposal writing and in manuscript writing. 

The principal research responsibility will be to conduct experiments that explore CAR T cells; MUC1 vaccines, including combination therapies and examine mechanisms of immune response to therapy. The employee will comply with Dr. Mukherjee’s overall research direction and will comply with all University regulations. Will carry out research that contributes original findings in the field of immunotherapy of cancer. The postdoc will publish research articles and review articles in collaboration with Dr. Mukherjee’s team. This position will require only minimal travel to scientific conferences to present original scientific results. 

Other Work Responsibility: 

The postdoc will be mentored to write postdoctoral research proposals for extramural funding. 

Proposed date of hire: May 1st 2022

Expected Length of Assignment: 12 months (renewable based on progress)

Posting Open date: March 15th 2022

Posting Close Date: until filled. 

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted with the following documents: 1) Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Unofficial Transcripts 4) Contact Information for References.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check and will be required to provide an official original transcript of their highest degree earned.

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