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Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy

Employer
University of Southern California Keck school of Medicine
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 12, 2023

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The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC’s Keck School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, has a Postdoctoral fellow position available in the laboratory of Dr. Rongfu Wang in the Department of Medicine at USC. The focus of Dr. Wang’s laboratory is to develop cancer immunotherapy, in particular CAR-T and TCR-T cell therapy and elucidate the mechanisms that are responsible for T cell persistence and trafficking, and for immune resistance.

 

Dr. Wang’s laboratory has discovered many immune targets, and used them for developing for vaccines, CAR-T and TCR-T cell immunotherapy. Detailed PI information and publication list: https://keck.usc.edu/faculty-search/rongfu-wang/

The ideal candidates should have experience in molecular biology, cell culture, T cell viral transduction and expansion, T cell biology, and neoantigen discovery. These positions will continue to establish T cell lines and clones from cancer tissues, T cell culture and expansion, T cell receptor (TCR) profiling and TCR functional validation, as well as work in GMP facility for developing clinical grade T cell products (CAR-T and TCR-T) for cancer immunotherapy.

The candidates should possess excellent communication and writing skills.

Prospective candidates should be highly motivated, enthusiastic about science, with an ability to think creatively and independently. Candidate should demonstrate good organizational skills and be able to work independently and in a team environment. Candidates with T cell biology are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a curriculum vitae and a list of three references to Dr. Rongfu Wang at rongfuwa@usc.edu.

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