A post-doctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Medin, inaugural MACC Fund Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry, Research Director - Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology. The Medin Laboratory at the Medical College of Wisconsin focuses on the study, development, and implementation of novel cell-based therapies for a variety of inherited and acquired disorders. We are currently investigating various cancer immunotherapy modalities as well as the biology of and potential treatments for some Lysosomal Storage Disorders.
We seek a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Fellow with an interest in cancer immunotherapy. We have ongoing projects in the lab to uncover new tumor antigens, develop new bispecifics and CARs against those antigens, and test outcomes in vitro and in vivo using novel immune effector cells. Success in this position will be evaluated yearly with the possibility of multiple years of employment.
Characteristics of a postdoctoral appointment:
It is expected that postdocs at MCW, with the assistance of their supervisor, will:
- Transition to career independence through the development of professional skills that enable the postdoc to actively pursue a career of his/her own choosing.
- Be supervised by at least one senior scholar who actively promotes the postdoc's professional development.
- Establish an individual development plan (IDP) that incorporates equally the postdoc's career and training goals and the mentor's research goals.
- Pursue basic, clinical, or translational projects so long as effort is focused primarily on research.
- Publish results of the postdoc's research and scholarship during their appointment.
- The postdoctoral appointment is temporary by nature, the aggregate amount of time spent as a postdoc is recommended to not exceed five years (not including family medical leave or maternity/paternity leave).
- As postdocs are important members of the host institution's community, appropriate levels of compensation, health care, and other benefits commensurate with their essential status should be afforded, independent of the postdoc's source of funding.
- Plan, design and execute complex research studies, procedures and protocols pertaining cancer immunotherapy.
- Coordinate research study activities; lead and manage projects.
- Record and compile accurate records and communicate summaries of experimental results.
- Assist in development of and implementation of research protocols.
- Analyze data generated. Be driven to write and publish scientific articles.
- Liaise with Laboratory Manager to maintain supplies, may negotiate with vendors.
- Participate in meetings with principle investigator and research staff and evaluate/interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, evaluate lab procedures.
- May oversee the work of laboratory personnel including training and development as well as daily work direction/delegation/prioritizing.
- Assist in training of students, residents and fellows.
- Support grant applications.
- Other duties as assigned
Full-time role with expectations for coverage during core business hours and flexibility required as necessary to accommodate business needs.
Minimum Required Education: PhD in a scientific field or MD
Minimum Required Experience: None
Knowledge – Skills – Abilities
The applicant must possess a PhD in a life science-related discipline, with a strong laboratory research background and publication record, excellent communication skills (both written and oral), and an exceptional grasp of word processing and other common office/lab software.
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