Postdoc, University of Pittsburgh | UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

  • Postdoc
  • microbe-immune interactions in cancer immunology and immunotherapy
  • Applications have closed
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aeoveracre Pittsburgh, PA, USA


A postdoctoral associate position in Cancer Immunology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Abby Overacre ( at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. The candidate will be performing research studying the microbiome:immune interaction in cancer, with a particular focus on adaptive immune responses and immunotherapy.
Candidates will work directly alongside the PI and will develop skills in a wide variety of techniques, such as mouse models of cancer, analysis of mouse and human tumor samples, flow cytometry, and multispectral imaging techniques. The candidate will also develop several career related skill sets, including manuscript preparation, oral presentations, and grant writing.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Overacre directly ( and send a cover letter and CV with reference contacts.

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

We are looking for competitive candidates who have recently earned a PhD and possess excellent written and verbal English communication skills, in addition to outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills and ability to work as part of a team. Experience in immunological assays including flow cytometry, fluorescent microscopy, primary immune cell isolation and culture, and molecular biology will be highly valued. Bioinformatics skills and experience with mouse models are a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on current NIH guidelines.

Featured Publications:

Overacre-Delgoffe A.E., Cillo A.R., Bumgarner H.J., Burr A.H.P., Tometich J.T., Bhattacharjee A., Bruno T.C., Vignali D.A.A. and T.W. Hand. Microbiome-specific T follicular helper cells drive tertiary lymphoid structures and anti-tumor immunity against colorectal cancer 2021. Immunity, 2021 Dec 14;54(12):2812-2824.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2021.11.003

Something about the PI: women in STEM enthusiast, self-proclaimed foodie and oenophile, and dog lover