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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Medical College of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Date Posted December 27, 2017
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Discipline: Immunology Research, Translational Research, Cancer Research

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type: Postdoc or Research Scientist

Salary description: Commensurate to education and experience, competitive benefits


Job description:

The Medical College of Wisconsin is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist in the field of transplantation immunology.


An NIH-funded postdoctoral or Research Scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Xiao Chen in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The research in the lab focuses on transplantation immunology with a specific emphasis on the immunobiology of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and the graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) response in mouse models. We were among the first groups to identify the important role of the retinoic acid pathway during GVHD. Ongoing research will use genetic, dietary, and pharmacological approaches to explore novel strategies to prevent and/or treat GVHD without compromising the GVL effect by manipulating the RA pathway on different immune cells. Highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. and a strong track record of research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals are encouraged to apply. Individuals with a strong background in tumor immunology and/or cancer cellular immunotherapy are also encouraged to apply.


Essential Qualifications:

Ph.D in Immunology, Cancer Biology, or related field. Necessary research skills include immunology, standard molecular and cellular biology techniques. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.  Candidates must be adept at designing and performing experiments and interpreting data. Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and attentiveness to detail required. They should also be able to communicate research results, as demonstrated by previous publications and presentations.


Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in transplantation immunology or tumor immunology, including mouse models, flow cytometry, and molecular biology are preferred.


To be considered, please send a cover letter that includes why you are interested in this position and a curriculum vitae by email in PDF format and address to:


Dr. Xiao Chen

Assistant Professor

Division of Hematology and Oncology

Medical College of Wisconsin


Please email to:  xchen@mcw.edu

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