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Post-graduate Research Associate (Wet and Dry Lab) in Cancer Immunology

Post-graduate Research Associate (wet lab and dry lab)
The Ishizuka lab is recruiting wet lab and dry lab research associates to join a team dedicated to identifying novel targets for cancer immunotherapy and new approaches to profiling patient samples. The candidate will function to drive projects and as part of a team with other Lab members. Your work will be central to several research projects and co-authorship on resulting publications is strongly supported. For wet lab associates, you will be expected to design and conduct experiments in a reproducible manner, to interpret their results and to conduct independent analysis. In vivo tumor modeling, cell culture and molecular biology experience are preferred. For dry lab associates, facility with R, Python or other commonly used languages in bioinformatics and experience with statistical pattern classification are preferred. You will be expected to design and conduct experiments in a reproducible manner, to interpret their results, to conduct independent analysis and to participate in purchasing and other tasks critical to lab functioning. Minimum qualifications include:
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and to solve problems with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Abundant motivation with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Training Provided: The candidate will work closely with other lab members and the principal investigator to develop expertise in:
  • (Wet lab) Experimental approaches in cell and molecular biology, potentially including cell culture, microscopy, immunofluorescence, molecular cloning and western blotting
  • (Wet lab) Experimental approaches in immunology potentially including flow cytometry, cytokine bead arrays and intracellular cytokine staining
  • (Wet lab) Experimental approaches in genomics, functional genomics and transcriptomics potentially including CRISPR-Cas9 screening, next generation sequencing, bulk and single cell RNAseq
  • (Dry lab) Applying, optimizing and developing bioinformatic pipelines to analyze bulk and single cell genomic and transcriptomic data
  • (Dry lab) Applying quantitative techniques to identify novel drug targets and biomarkers in high dimensional data.
  • Tumor immunology and communication / presentation via lab meetings, journal clubs and informal discussion
Mentoring Provided:
  • The principal investigator meets with every lab member weekly to review data, discuss goals and provide feedback and advice
  • The candidate will additionally work closely with other lab members who will provide day-to-day mentoring
Required Education:
  • Bachelor degree in biology, engineering or other science-related field.

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a cover letter with three references to: