RESEARCH FELLOW - Cancer Research

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

ID: 7076506
Posted: March 29, 2021

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join our Cancer Moonshot Immuno-Oncology Translational Network (IOTN) project. Our research laboratory is located at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center (UMRCC) at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC). We are a translational immunology group that has made pioneering discovery on the mechanisms driving cancer resistance to immunotherapy. The NIH funded position will address significant questions at the interface of cancer immunotherapy and metabolism. Our research group employs a spectrum of cutting-edge genetic, single-cell, and immune engineering approaches to identify novel mechanisms driving cancer immune escape and sensitize cold cancers to immune checkpoint blockade. Our laboratory is well-equipped with close collaborations with scientists across various disciplines.

NCRC is a major U-M initiative that is providing a platform for highly accomplished investigators to make transformational advances in oncology. UMRCC at NCRC currently comprises 30 investigators, 19 of whom are located in Building 520. UMRCC at NCRC will ultimately include upwards of 40 investigators representing 10 schools and institutes across the University, eight of these 10 are ranked in the top ten nationally. UMRCC at NCRC researchers are characterized by a track record of high impact discoveries, significant levels of NIH peer-reviewed funding, a demonstrated commitment to team science, an entrepreneurial spirit, potential for interaction with biotechnology hubs at the NCRC and a demonstrated dedication to translating basic research findings into clinical applications.

The successful candidate should be a recent Ph.D. graduate with a degree in Immunology, Cancer Biology, Genetics, Metabolism, or Cell and Molecular Biology. Individuals with expertise in mouse models or immunology are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mission Statement
MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:

Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.
Work Locations
This position is located at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center at the North Campus Research Complex, 1600 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with a brief description of past research experiences and career goals, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references to Dr. Yu Leo Lei (e-mail: Electronic applications only will be accepted. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


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