Research Instructor or Postdoctoral Position in T cell engineering and phage therapy

Employer
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Location
Tyler, Texas (US)
Salary
according to NIH guideline, and commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Oct 21, 2022

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A research instructor or post-doctoral researcher senior position is available in the Department of Pulmonary Immunology at the University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center. As an NIH-supported UG3 program, this position is immediately available to develop a novel T cell engineering-based therapy with CRISPR technology to cure HIV and cancer. In addition, the prospective candidate will participate in a phage therapy project that aims to develop a cure for multi-drug resistant Mtb infection.  

The expertise/experiences required for this position include extensive expertise in immunology, especially in immune cells gene editing and/or viral immunity; extensive expertise in using multicolor flow cytometry and CRISPR technology; experience in handling small animals (e.g., tail-vein injection and retro-orbital bleeding techniques, etc.) is highly required. Experience working on autologous or allogeneic cell therapy engineering or analysis, experience in phage propagation and Mtb infection is preferred but not required; expertise in next generation sequencing and single-cell analysis platform technologies and experience in generating humanized mouse models is preferred. Relevant training is available upon hiring.

Successful candidates are expected to have a recent Ph.D. in Biological Sciences such as immunology, virology, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, and other related fields. Candidates with prior research experience in gene and cell therapy are especially encouraged to apply. The salary will be according to NIH guideline, and commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit their CV to Dr. Guohua Yi by mail: guohua.yi@uthct.edu Department of Pulmonary Immunology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, 11937 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX 75708

 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University will, in accordance with State and Federal law and regulations, provide equal opportunity in all employment related activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual preference, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam Era.  The University requires pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check on all hires.  Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.

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