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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Requisition #44938

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Shari Pilon-Thomas, Department of Immunology.  Our research is focused on the enhancement of anti-tumor immune responses using vaccines or adoptive cell therapy (ACT) with tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) for the treatment of solid tumors.

Position Highlights:

  • We seek a highly motivated, team-oriented individual interested in translational immunotherapy research for the treatment of solid tumors. Applicants should have less than two years post-doctoral experience.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in basic immunology techniques, including multi-color flow cytometry.
  • Is well-experienced in culturing mammalian cell lines and primary mammalian cells, especially T cells and tumor cell lines.
  • Has experience working with mouse models of cancer and demonstrates a working knowledge of mouse genetics and basic mouse husbandry.
  • Is a self-motivated, organized, and team-oriented individual.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn research techniques that directly relate to the program’s scientific projects and goals with appropriate direction and supervision.
  • Plan, conduct, and document experiments independently; evaluate and interpret data with guidance.
  • Develop scientific writing and presentation skills, including grant proposals, manuscript preparation, and formal seminars.
  • Present research findings to the Moffitt scientific community and at national scientific meetings.

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • MD or Ph.D. Ph.D. in Immunology, Cancer Biology, or other related field.
  • Applicants should have less than two year's post-doctoral experience.

 

Research Project Specialist:

Job Requisition #48395

The Pilon-Thomas Lab department is seeking for a Research Project Specialist.

Position Highlights:

  • The Research Project Specialist serves as a supervisor/project coordinator for the TIL program.  Creates, modifies and maintains databases for research samples.  Works under the supervision of the PI.
  • The Research Project Specialist assists with the management of study samples and data. Works independently under minimal supervision to coordinate the activities of assigned research protocols.  Also may conduct and perform experiments as part of the research team under the general guidance of Dr. Shari Pilon-Thomas.
  • Research is focused on strategies to enhance Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte (TIL) therapy in patients.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is an experienced researcher with knowledge in techniques and methodologies of Immunology
  • Is familiar with multi-color Flow cytometry
  • Has extensive experience with T cell culture, immunological assays, and processing human blood cells

Responsibilities:

  • The Research Project Specialist works with the assigned PI and the research team working on the assigned projects/protocols.  Job duties may include preparing documents for clinical/laboratory protocols and database management.
  • Promote a collaborative environment within the laboratory and with outside collaborators
  • Provide supervision and guidance to other lab members with their ongoing projects

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience required; Master's with a minimum 2 years work experience preferred.  Hands -on experience necessary, along with experience in the use of basic office equipment, computers and MS Office software.
  • Must have the ability to work well under the pressure of meeting mandatory deadlines. Must have good organization skills and careful attention to detail. Good oral and written communication skills required. Must have ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple work assignments. Need to have the ability to read, write, interpret and apply instructions to assigned activities. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with database management, project planning and working within the context of timelines and deliverables; also, experience with managing multiple experiments/projects, prioritizing workflows. Must be able to deliver results in a timely and resource effective manner.