Post-Doctoral Fellow

Western University of Health Sciences
September 25, 2023
Offerd Salary:$64,480
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Posting Details

Pay Transparency Act- Western University of Health Sciences is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, and relevant qualifications.

Classification Series Detail

Function College of Pharmacy

Family Research Classification Series Title Postdoctoral Fellow

Full Salary Range

Minimum $64,480.00

Maximum $64,480.00

Expected Pay Scale

Minimum $64,480.00

Maximum $64,480.00

Posting Details

Posting Number A00637

Position Title Post-Doctoral Fellow Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 1504-Pharmaceutical Sciences Type of Position Administration Job Summary

Create. Care. Connect.

Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy

Ranked 6th in the natation amongst private colleges of pharmacy in NIH funding.

We offer an outstanding cutting-edge curriculum, research, state-of-the-art classrooms, interprofessional education experiences, and a talented group of faculty and staff committed to student success.

Areas of Focus THE COLLEGE'S RESEARCH CAN BE GROUPED INTO A MULTIPLE AREAS OF INTEREST – Cancer Immunotherapy – Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology – Chemical Biology – Chemoprevention – Computational Biology – Drug Delivery – Immune Cell Engineering – Immunology and Infectious Diseases – Molecular Pharmacology – Nanotechnology – Neuropharmacology – Pharmaceutics – Pharmacokinetics

The individual in this position will conduct experimental research in immune cell engineering for cancer immunotherapy. The project involves 1) engineering T cells and NK cells with novel chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) and 2) validating their anti-cancer specificity and efficacy, both in vitro and in vivo, in xenograft mouse models. I

If successful, this work will lead to an innovative prototype of cellular immunotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia and other types of cancer.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of immunology, pharmaceutical sciences, biological sciences, bioengineering, or related fields.

Skills in mammalian cell culture, in vitro and in vivo cell-based assays. Ability to work on multiple projects independently and collaboratively.

Required Qualifications

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Ph.D. in immunology, pharmaceutical sciences, biological sciences, bioengineering, or related fields.
  • At least one first-author peer-reviewed publication in a respected journal.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture and in vitro/in vivo cell-based assays.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Must have a desire to understand and enhance cancer immunology and immunotherapy.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with mouse xenograft models for evaluation of cancer therapy.
  • Experience with in vitro and in vivo immune cell functional analysis.
  • Experience performing ELISA, flow cytometry, and other immunological assays.
  • Experience with molecular cloning and lentiviral gene transduction.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • List comments regarding work hours

    Mon – Fri 8 – 5 p.m. Evening and weekend hours may be needed to meet research goals of the laboratory.

    Posting Date 08/25/2023 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please submit 3 letters of reference with your application.

    Essential Job Duties

    Job Duty

    Plan and perform experiments, analyze data, and interpret results.

    Percentage Of Time 70% Job Duty

    Document the research process, report findings, and write manuscripts.

    Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty

    Train junior members in the lab.

    Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty

    Contribute to the day-to-day running of the lab.

    Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty

    Support the PI in grant application preparation and other duties assigned.

    Percentage Of Time 5%

    Physical Demands

    Physical Demands

    Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? No

    If yes, list maximum weight and duration

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to grasp laboratory objects, equipment and animals (if applicable). The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, and smell. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hand and arms, climb and stoop. The employee must infrequently may need to lift and/or move up to 25-30 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to monitor the various computer screens and instruments used during the physiological processes.

    Describe Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are routinely performed in a typical laboratory setting. While performing duties in this setting the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), and risk of electric shock. The employee is regularly exposed to wet humid conditions (non-weather), moving mechanical parts, and high precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non- weather), and, risk of radiation. The noise level in this setting may be loud due to the noise of ventilation system and hydraulic body hoist.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Letter of Recommendation #3
  • Additional Applicant Document
  • Required License/Certification
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