Duke University, Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies

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Position ID:Duke University-Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies-PDTCELLS [#26481]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - genetic screens of primary human tcells
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline:none (offers accepted posted 2023/11/02)
Position Description:    

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 An opening for a postdoctoral associate position is immediately available in the Gersbach Lab at Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering (http://gersbach.bme.duke.edu). We are looking for a highly motivated candidate.

Job responsibilities will include performing various genetic screens of primary human T cells to enhance potency and durability for applications in cancer therapy. This will include validation and characterization of screen hits with various cell culture assays and studies of mouse tumor models. Moreover, you will be responsible for identifying plans for translation of these approaches for human clinical testing, including identifying optimal oncology settings for these technologies and planning IND-enabling studies.

The postdoctoral fellow will work with a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of faculty, postdoctoral associates, graduate and undergraduate students conducting research and training on human gene regulation and gene therapy. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals, participate in conferences for the intellectual exchange of research ideas, engage in existing and new collaborations within and outside Duke University, and assist with training of undergraduate and graduate students, as needed. The training environment of the Gersbach group is highly interdisciplinary and provides ample opportunities for scientific growth and pursuit of both academic and industry careers. Duke University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree and have documented experience in one or more areas described above. The ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated and will also have a demonstrated track record of scientific productivity, for example via published manuscripts and/or fellowship funding; experience analyzing data from biological experiments; and is excited to work in a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary research environment. This position includes annual support with an NIH award-level salary, and Duke University employee benefits (https://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/). Regularly ranked among the best research institutions in the US, Duke University offers an outstanding research environment and world class training programs. The laboratory is located within the beautiful Duke University west campus, in Durham North Carolina. The research program associated with this project will provide exposure to cutting-edge science and technologies in the areas of genetics, gene therapy, stem cell biology, and human disease that will be greatly valuable to diverse areas of academic research and biotechnology. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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101 Science Drive
PO Box 90281
Durham, NC 27708