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Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Medicine, VUMC, Nashville, TN

Posted by on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Job Opportunities .

Have you ever wondered how cancer escapes immune cell detection? The laboratory of Jennifer Pietenpol and Brian Lehmann at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to study epigenetic mechanisms of tumor immune cell escape. The lab is focused on translational breast cancer research that advances treatment strategies for triple-negative breast cancer. The successful candidate will engage productively on a project defining novel mechanisms of immune cell evasion by cancer cells. The candidate will utilize cell culture, syngeneic animal models, human tissues and data science to advance our understanding of tumor immune suppression and develop pre-clinical data for future clinical trials for breast cancer.

Please visit the lab website for more information: https://www.vumc.org/pietenpol-lab/welcome

The laboratory welcomes candidates to apply who will be receiving shortly or have recently received a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cancer biology, immunology or a related field. The candidate is expected to plan, design, and conduct highly technical and complex research projects independently and in consultation with the Principal Investigators, analyze research data and provide interpretations and contribute to the development of research documentation for publication. Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a highly collaborative research environment, that has as its first pillar the people who form the team – “We nurture a caring, culturally sensitive, and professional atmosphere as we continuously invest in the well-being and aspirations of our people.”

Ideal candidates will be self-motivated and have strong interpersonal and communication skills and experience in cell biology, molecular biology, data science and basic immunology techniques involving mouse models.

Please send your application with a cover letter stating research interests and career goals, full CV, and contact information for three references to Brian Lehmann, Ph.D. (brian.d.lehmann@vumc.org)

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