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Postdoctoral Associate

Tumor Immunology/Immunotherapy at the Duke Cancer Institute 



The Hanks Lab is a basic/translational research lab in the Duke Cancer Institute and the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University with an interest in understanding cancer immune evasion, immunotherapy resistance, and immunotherapy-associated toxicity.  We are currently seeking a motivated, hardworking Post-Doctoral Candidate with a background and interest in immunology.  This individual will help support studies focused on understanding mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance and immunotherapy toxicity in cancer.  This will be a two-year minimum position. The candidate will be expected to work independently but will be capable of collaborating with other lab members in a team-oriented work environment. Competitive candidates will be able to assist with the writing of research grant proposals.  Recent Ph.D. graduates preferred.   http://www.thehankslab.com

  • PhD degree with a background in immunology.  
  • Significant experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry and in the design of cell-based immunology assays
  • Significant experience working with murine cancer models
  • Previous experience with CRISPR screens preferred. 
  • Previous grant/manuscript writing experience will be heavily favored.  Examples of writing will be required. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with outstanding organizational and analytical abilities

Applicants will be expected to provide three references.  Select candidates will undergo an interview via Zoom.  We are looking to fill this position by summer 2022.


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Durham, North Carolina

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