Postdoctoral Fellows in Cancer Biology and Cancer Immunology
School: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Description: We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic Ph.D. or MD scientists to join our group as postdoctoral research fellows.
Our lab (website: https://www.foxchase.org/yibin-yang) aims to achieve a systematic and comprehensive understanding of the immune regulatory pathways, protein ubiquitination machinery, and immune escape mechanisms in human lymphoid malignancies. We have established to use of multiple high-throughput screening technologies, proteomics, clinical samples, and animal models to accomplish these goals, which will promise to provide critical insights into the molecular circuitry that drives these lymphoid cancers and, consequently, results in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for these distinct lymphoproliferative disorders. We seek postdoctoral fellows to join our efforts to apply cutting-edge multidisciplinary approaches to further our understanding of the immune regulatory mechanisms in lymphoma. The individual will engage in experiments involving CRISPR library screening, immunological analysis, next-generation sequencing, gene expression (RNA-seq), biochemical analysis, and eventually exploiting targeted and immunotherapy for human lymphoid malignancies. This is a unique opportunity for someone with expertise in immunology/molecular biology or next-generation sequencing techniques to learn complementary skills and become proficient in translational study.
For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.foxchase.org/yibin-yang
The candidate must have excellent skills in biochemistry/molecular biology or immunology, and ideally with experience in animal models. Knowledge and expertise in cancer biology and/or immunotherapy and experience in high-quality flow cytometry-based assays, tissue culture, RNA-seq, cytokine multiplex assays, ELISA, and next-generation sequencing are desirable. He/she will be required to be highly motivated with a strong passion for research and good English communication skills.
ABOUT THE TRAINING ENVIRONMENT
As one of the four original cancer centers to receive comprehensive designation from the National Cancer Institute, Fox Chase Cancer Center has been at the forefront of cancer research for almost 90 years. We are home to excellent research facilities, top clinicians and scientists, and outstanding patient care. Our singular focus on cancer, which couples discovery science with state of the art clinical care and population health, remains the foundation of our work.
The scientist training programs at Fox Chase Cancer Center provide professional development opportunities in four core areas identified as crucial for successful careers in science, research, and health care including communication, leadership, teaching, and mentorship. Upon joining the program, graduate students and postdocs develop individual development plans to help guide their growth. Training throughout the year is supplemented with free professional development opportunities, including a robust “How To” series, writing courses, networking, mentorship, and teaching opportunities, a trainee-led seminar series, a trainee-led annual Research Conference, and more. Postdocs at Fox Chase Cancer Center are supported by the Temple University Postdoc Association and the Office of Academic Affairs at Fox Chase, and are compensated with competitive pay and benefits.
In addition to the robust training program, scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center benefit from being part of the rich scientific and biotech environment in the Philadelphia region. Many of our former trainees are now employees (and contacts) at nearby institutions and companies, including The Wistar Institute, Merk, GSK, AACR, and numerous others.
Contact: Please forward a cover letter describing your research experiences and career plans, updated CV, and the names/contact information for three professional references to:
Yibin Yang, PhD, Associate Professor
Fox Chase Cancer Center