Staff Scientist (Immunotherapy)
About the Job
The Geiger Lab in the Department of Pathology at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Staff Scientist to join our efforts to develop improved treatments for hematologic malignancies through the study and application of adoptive immunotherapy.
The successful candidate will lead exciting and collaborative projects focused on understanding the molecular, cellular, and immunologic mechanisms influencing the efficacy of adoptive immunotherapies, including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, against tumor targets. Qualified candidates will have a have a strong background in immunology and cell or molecular biology. Direct hands-on experience with cellular and molecular immunology techniques are required for this position. Competitive candidates will be proficient with multi-parameter flow cytometry, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, recombinant virus preparation and transduction, and molecular and biochemical approaches to characterize cellular responses. Prior experience with primary mouse or human T cells and in vivo tumor models is highly desired.
- Work efficiently and independently to manage projects, including design and perform experiments, maintain appropriate records and documentation, and collect, analyze, and interpret experimental data.
- Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols as needed for evolving lab priorities.
- Maintain working knowledge of relevant literature.
- Communicate effectively with other team members and collaborators.
- Assist with and contribute to manuscript preparation.
- A Ph.D. in an appropriate scientific field is required
- A minimum of five (5) years of relevant and productive (combined) years postdoctoral research associate or five (5) years of combined academic experience at the postdoctoral level or above.