JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Therapeutics and Immunotherapy
The Dreaden Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral fellow with a research focus in cancer therapeutics and/or immunotherapy. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, and engineers who seek to develop non-natural approaches to combination cancer therapy and immunotherapy. Based on background, skills, and interests, the fellow would have the opportunity to work on projects ranging from to self-replicating RNA vaccine formulation, to high-throughput combination drug screening, to light-activated immunotherapy development. Hands-on experience with therapeutic interventions in mouse models of cancer and methods of bioconjugation are required.
The research laboratory is housed within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, ranked #1 and #2 in the USA among undergraduate and graduate BME programs, respectively. In addition, the PI is jointly affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics as well as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and located on the Emory School of Medicine Campus in Atlanta, GA. Trainees have further access to resources within Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, the Winship Cancer Institute, and the Pediatric Research Alliance, with which the lab maintains membership status.
Applicants with Spring/Summer 2018 start dates will be given priority; however, candidates will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis through Dec 2018. Multiple hires may be considered. Please submit a cover letter and cv, including contact information for 3-5 references.
Experience in the following may be beneficial, depending on the proposed project, but is not required: liposome formulation, combinatorial chemistry, multicolor flow cytometry, high-throughput drug screening, polymer drug conjugation, fusion protein engineering, vaccine development, click chemistry, co-culture assays, IHC, pharmacokinetics analysis, western blot/ELISA, confocal fluorescence microscopy, intravital imaging.