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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Georgetown University School of Medicine in the Washington, DC
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Date Posted 04/04/2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Immuno-oncology/Autoimmunity Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions in The Khleif lab at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Georgetown University, Washington DC.

We are looking to hire postdoctoral fellows in the fields of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy. The positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Samir N. Khleif at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC), Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. The major focus of the lab is the basic and translational research that is dedicated to understanding the cellular/molecular mechanisms underlying immune cell activation, localization and immunosuppression within the tumor microenvironment. Another major focus of the lab is to decipher the mechanisms leading to resistance to cancer immunotherapy.


The ideal candidates will hold a PhD/MD in Immunology, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology or Molecular Biology. A deep and thorough understanding of the T cell biology, various immune mechanisms is mandatory for this application. In addition, for one of the positions knowledge of mouse models of obesity is required. Experience in the area of in vivo cancer biology is a plus. The required skills include but are not limited to: mouse models, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, in vitro assays.

Candidates must be proficient in oral and written English, excellent communication, and multi-tasking skills, and be team-oriented, proactive and results driven. Candidates are invited to apply for competitive fellowships during their stay in the lab.

The positions can start between May-June, at the earliest. The starting date can be flexible. Interested candidates should send their resume, containing a list of publications, a summary of past research, contact information of 2 or 3 referees, and a motivation letter to Dr. Samir N. Khleif ( (cell#706-831-4549) or Dr. Vivek Verma ( (cell#706-804-8122).

About the Lab

The Khleif Laboratory offers a highly competitive, stimulating and dynamic working environment within an exceptional scientific setting in an international, young, enthusiastic, motivated team. The laboratory is working on high-impact projects and conducts research that can be translated into the clinical practice. The laboratory is part of the LCCC, a multidisciplinary research center focusing on cancer, genetics, metabolism and immune-therapy. LCCC offers many core facilities including: Imaging, Molecular Biology, Metabolomics, Histology and animal facility, etc. Technical support is granted within the lab. Remuneration is competitive. Georgetown University is an equal opportunity employer and all eligible candidates irrespective of their social background are welcome to apply.  

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