Senior Research Scientist, University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Immunology

  • Professor
  • Scientist
  • This individual will play a key role in running, shaping and driving the development of the human translational cancer immunology lab.
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Lab Website: www.vignali-lab.com

Vignali_Lab Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Description:

A Senior Research Scientist is sought in the lab of Dr. Dario Vignali to assist the PI in running a lab focused on human translational cancer immunology that is based at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh. This lab investigates novel therapeutic cancer immunotherapy targets (inhibitory pathways and cell types) identified in the PI’s lab. This individual will play a key role in running, shaping and driving the development of the human translational cancer immunology lab. This individual will also play a role in liaising with the PI’s other lab, focused on basic immunology, located at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland.


Responsibilities:

Analyses and management of human cancer translational research projects relevant to the study of immune cells in human cancer microenvironments in the Vignali Lab. Independent human cancer translational research projects. Training and mentoring of Vignali lab personnel in human cancer translational research. Lab management. Participation in group meetings, journal clubs, etc.


Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

Requirements: PhD plus at least 2 years post-doctoral research experience. Strong background in translational cancer immunology with substantial hands-on experience with processing and analysis of fresh human tumors for immunological analysis is required. Ideal candidate will also have a strong and broad understanding of molecular and cellular immunology, transcriptomic analysis of immune genes and pathways and/or experience with multispectral imaging of tissue sections. Experience with the training of graduate students and technical staff is also important. Prior experience with collaborations involving clinical investigators, clinical coordinators, physician-scientists and/or surgeons would be a plus. Qualified candidates will be expected to establish new cellular and molecular approaches, provide new ideas and techniques to existing research programs, as well as directly participate in proposed research projects.


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