Postdoctoral Associate- Cancer Immunology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7258797 (Ref:19894-en_US)

Posted: June 29, 2024

Job Description


A newly funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Luznik's lab in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine for highly motivated individuals interested in immunotherapy of hematologic malignancies. Central to this laboratory’s mission is an in-depth exploration of the basic mechanisms of immune response with a focus on direct clinical application.

The long-term goal for the postdoctoral fellow is to generate several high-impact manuscripts and competitively apply for extramural funding toward an independent research career. The position can be tailored for scientists with an interest in immunotherapy of hematologic malignancies, especially leukemias. Our work is published in leading journals, and we are part of a large and vibrant cancer immunology and immunotherapy research community at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Luznik's lab is comprised of a highly diverse group of scientists, and the major emphasis is on the career development of all lab members.

Interested applicants should send a current CV, contact information for three references, and a brief statement on their previous research experience and future goals to Dr. Leo Luznik, ([email protected])

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publishes results in research journals.
  • Maintains responsibility for laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.
  • Utilizes systems biology to explore the mechanism of T-cell dysfunction and immune evasion in leukemia.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in techniques of cellular immunology, multicolor flow cytometry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and advanced data analysis.
  • Candidates with prior experience with single-cell transcriptomic analysis will be given high priority.
  • Strong interests in both mechanistic and translational aspects of work.
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • Enthusiasm for science, effective communication skills, self-motivation, and a record of publication.
  • The lab takes a team science approach, so being a good team player is important.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7258797 (Ref:19894-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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