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Postdoctoral Scholar Position The Laboratory of Linghua Zheng, PhD

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
The Targeted Salary Range: $54,840-66,600 per year (NIH rate)
Closing date
Jan 19, 2023

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Postdoctoral Scholar Position

The Laboratory of Linghua Zheng, PhD 

Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology 

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Columbus, OH 


A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Linghua Zheng, in the Department of Internal Medicine Division of Medical Oncology and Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology (PIIO) at the Ohio State University. The main research directions of the Zheng Lab are to 1) Study new pathways/mechanisms mediating CD8+ T cell quiescence and homeostasis 2) study new mechanisms of immune escape in solid tumors and hematologic malignancies; 3) identify novel cell surface immunomodulating pathways and their applications to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. During his earlier research career in Dr. Lieping Chen’s lab in Yale University, Dr. Zheng has led several vital projects to identify novel pathways in both basic immunology and translational immunotherapy for cancer and autoimmune diseases based on a library including ~6000 human transmembrane proteins. He recently made a landmark discovery for CD8+ T cell biology by revealing cell surface PILRα–CD8α interactions in maintaining both naïve and memory CD8+ T cell quiescence in peripheral lymphoid organs (Zheng et al, Science, 2022). 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. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a track record of productivity in immunology, experience in various techniques such as animal model, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, computational biology, and single cell sequencing, and the ability and interest to learn is most paramount. Interested applicants should apply at  Please include cover letter describing research interests and CV, including a list of publications, methodological experience, and contact information for two references.  For inquiries, please email Dr. Linghua Zheng: A Ph.D. or M.D. in a relevant field is required. The university requires completion of a background check and qualified candidates may be asked to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen. Salary is based on the NIH scale and commensurate with experience.


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.


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