Postdoctoral Scholar – B cell Tumor Immunology

Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Tampa, FL

ID: 7055028
Posted: December 28, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Conejo-Garcia and Haura labs have an opening for a postdoctoral scholar in tumor immunology research. We pursue an interdisciplinary approach spanning immune biology and proteogenomics to characterize tumor immune states and response to immune therapy. We are looking for a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral research fellow to take advantage of an established project related to functions of B cells and associated antibodies in human lung cancers.

Position Highlights:

This individual will design, conduct and interpret experiments using human samples from lung cancer patients to better understand roles and functions of B cell in lung cancers. This individual will identify, optimize and validate antibodies produced in lung cancer tumors. Targets will be identified using various proteomic technologies. The candidate will have immediate access to rich array of patient samples including frozen tumor and tumor cell suspensions, and will join a productive, energetic team of immunologists, bioinformaticians, clinicians, surgeons, and protein researchers within our group

The Ideal Candidate:

Successful candidates will have a publication track record demonstrating a strong background in in tumor immunology and/or immune-therapy; with an interest in translational research. Prior experience is required with some of the following techniques: mammalian cell culture, cell transfection assays, flow cytometry (FACS), western blotting, cloning, plasmid purification, and extraction of nucleic acids and protein from patient tissue samples is highly preferred.


Ability to drive a scientific project independently and design/execute/interpret scientific experiments. Candidates with experience in B cells and/or antibody biology will be given preference.

Credentials and Qualifications:

M.D. or PhD in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or relevant field.

Interested applicants should send their current CV with recent publications, a letter of interest in this position, and contact information for three references to Dr. Eric Haura at

Moffitt Cancer Center is a premier cancer research institution in the United States. Built in an attractive location, it is the only NCI-designated cancer center in Florida and one of the top institutions in systems medicine and personalized cancer therapy. Moffitt features a number of high-quality core facilities equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and a cluster of expertise particularly in adoptive cell therapies.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and a drug free workplace


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