Emory University Postdoctoral Fellow in Nanoscale Cancer Immunotherapies in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



724000:SOM: BME: Admin

Job Description:

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.

Operating Unit/Division:

School Of Medicine

Job Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow in Nanoscale Cancer Immunotherapies

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful candidates will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary research team focusing on the development of light-activated immunotherapies, combination therapies for pediatric cancers, and nanoscale cancer vaccines.

A doctoral degree or equivalent (PhD, MD, ScD, DVM, DDS, etc) in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, Bioengineering, or a related field.

Experience in one or more of the following areas is encouraged but not required.

• live animal imaging (fluorescence, bioluminescence, PET, etc)

• tissue culture

• bioconjugation methods and/or click chemistry

• recombinant protein expression

• binding affinity measurements

• histological or flow cytometric analysis of tumors

• molecular biology techniques (immunoblot, ELISA, multicolor flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy)

• development and treatment of mouse tumor models (xenograft, orthotopic, genetically engineered)

• co-culture cellular assays

• fluid handling robotics or high-throughput screening robotics

• metal nanoparticle synthesis/functionalization

• vaccine development/testing in vitro or in vivo

Applicants are expected to conduct/evaluate experiments, operate scientific equipment, teach/train other research staff, design experiments, publish manuscripts, and present findings at research conferences. Excellent scientific writing ability, strong oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues is expected.

Full/Part Time:




Additional Job Details:

Our lab is jointly affiliated with Georgia Tech and Emory’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Aflac Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

The initial appointment is for one year. Renewal is expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Postdoctoral appointments cannot exceed five years.

Applicants should submit a one page cover letter, CV, and contact information for three referees as a single pdf file Please name the file as lastfirstposition.pdf. Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis through May 2018.

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322.