The Laboratory for Synthetic Immunity (LSI) is an interdisciplinary research group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech & Emory School of Medicine. Founded in 2014 by Director Dr. Gabe Kwong, the mission of LSI is to pioneer the next wave of immunotherapies and diagnostics to intercept diseases at an early stage and develop treatments that drive deep responses to meaningfully improve patient outcomes.
We are currently seeking multiple exceptional individuals to join our research group as a Postdoctoral fellow / Research Scientist. The successful candidate will be a motivated and creative individual that will pioneer new categories of immune biosensors that leverage design principles from synthetic biology and cell engineering for early cancer detection. They will take a lead role in experimental design, execution of experiments, and interpretation of results to achieve the major objectives of the project.
The successful candidate will thrive on teamwork and collaboration. They will embrace a fast-paced environment and work closely with lab members to cultivate a positive and inclusive environment. This is a unique opportunity to join a well-funded research group with an established track record of academic excellence, breakthrough innovation and technology translation!
Essential duties include:
• Work closely with the director and lab members in experimental design, bench and animal studies, and data interpretation.
• Play a lead role in regular internal project meetings and data reviews.
• Provide research expertise to aid lab trainees including, graduate students, and undergraduates to achieve their research objectives and degree milestones.
• Work with the lab director and university officials in grant administration, project budgets, and scientific reporting.
• Play a lead role in drafting manuscripts an
Required qualifications & experience:
• Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Immunology, or related fields with deep expertise in cancer immunology and/or biosensors.
• Expertise in the design and testing of sense-and-respond biocircuits for cancer therapy or diagnostics.
• Proficiency in cell and molecular biology techniques including sterile technique, cell culture, chromatography, electrophoresis, and flow cytometry.
• Proficiency in animal studies including live animal imaging, animal handling and drug administration, necropsy and cell isolation.
• Skilled in molecular cloning, lentivirus production, T cell transduction, protein production and purification.
• Experience with T cell isolation, tumor inoculation; isolation, and dissociation of mouse tumor xenografts.
• Experience with qPCR, next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation, NGS data analysis is plus.
• Proficiency with statistical software like SPSS and/or GraphPad Prism.
• Excellent organizational, communication, time-management, and collaboration skills are required.
• Demonstrated desire to mentor graduate and/or undergraduate students.
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech is the # 1 ranked BioE/BME program in the country and is part of a vibrant biomedical community in Atlanta that includes the Emory School of Medicine, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Winship Cancer Institute, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), Georgia ImmunoEngineering Consortium, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and more. This rich scientific environment provides unique and unparalleled research opportunities, including seminars given by leaders in science and engineering from throughout the U.S. and abroad, opportunities for collaborations, exposure to diverse research programs, and sophisticated core facilities.
To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Dr. Gabe Kwong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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