Postdoctoral Position: Tumor Immunology
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) - Charleston, SC
Postdoctoral Position: Tumor Immunology
      A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D., in the Department of Surgery, Microbiology & Immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina ( MUSC ), Charleston, SC. The overall focus of our lab is to develop novel strategies to improve T cell persistence for adoptive therapy of melanoma, by better understanding of T cell signaling and metabolic mechanisms regulating T cell differentiation.

      Relevant experience with animal research, contemporary molecular and immunological techniques, and primary cell culture, immunological techniques and flow cytometry are highly desirable. Candidate should be highly motivated, creative, with strong work ethic and ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research efforts. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Furthermore, there will be possibility for career advancement and the pursuit of an independent career path within the Department. Dr. Mehrotra’s laboratory is part of the Surgical Oncology Group, the Cancer Immunology Program, and the Hollings Cancer Center, and thus, has access to a wide range of cutting-edge core resources on campus. The Hollings Cancer Center is an NCI -designated cancer center, indicative of the strong institutional commitment toward human immunology and translational research. The Medical University of South Carolina ( MUSC ) is located in Charleston, SC, a beautiful and historic city on the Atlantic coast. Additional information can be found at the MUSC website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/surgery/divisions/surgonc/faculty/mehrotra.htm

      Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with first-author research paper(s) published in a peer-reviewed journal. Please send: i) a cover letter briefly summarizing your research interests and career goals, ii) your CV, and ii) a list of 3 references, as PDF or word documents to mehrotr@musc.edu .

      Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor
      Department of Surgery, Microbiology & Immunology
      Medical University of South Carolina
      86 Jonathan Lucas Street, HO-512H
      Charleston, SC 29425
      Phone: 843-792-9195
      E-mail: mehrotr@musc.edu

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