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NCI Cancer Immunotherapy Fellowship
Co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer and made possible in part by an educational grant from EMD-Serono

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is proud to announce the launch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Immunotherapy Fellowship. This award, co-sponsored by the NCI Center for Cancer Research and SITC and made possible in part by an educational grant from EMD-Serono, will provide a young investigator with an opportunity to further their education and experience in the field of cancer immunotherapy.

This training program is designed for physicians who have completed a medical oncology fellowship program in the United States and who seek specialized training in immunotherapy with clinical trials and clinical trial development.

The breadth and depth of opportunities for training in clinical immunotherapy at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), NCI are unsurpassed with active clinical programs in therapeutic cancer vaccines, immune checkpoint modulation, adoptive cellular therapies (both TCR transgenic and CAR-T therapy) and antibody-based immunotherapies.

This 1-year program, at the CCR in Bethesda, Maryland, allows the fellow to have exposure to multiple clinical immunotherapeutic approaches, and also to key opinion leaders in the field of clinical immunotherapy. This fellowship provides opportunities to understand how to design, write, and run clinical trials, how to treat patients, how to manage toxicities, as well as opportunities to work with multiple experimental agents.

Get more information, including eligibility requirements, here. Applications for the NCI Cancer Immunotherapy Fellowship will be accepted February 22 through March 21, 2016.

Posted 2/23/16


Immunology/Bioinformatic Post-Doctoral Positions
AMPEL BioSolutions, Charlottesville, VA

AMPEL BioSolutions has post-doctoral positions immediately available for newly minted PhDs in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics or related fields. AMPEL is looking for dynamic individuals interested in working in a collaborative “think-tank” setting to analyze and interpret “big data” sets (transcriptomic, proteomic, epigenetic, genomic) in order to find new drugs and drug targets for treatment of autoimmune disease. The successful applicant will work with AMPEL’s FunctionalAnalysis and Bioinformatics teams to identify key biological pathways and target genes using web accessible programs such as DAVID, STRING, REACTOME, Cytoscape and PubMed as well as proprietary analysis tools such as IPA (Ingenuity Pathway Analysis). Prior experience/knowledge in bioinformatics, applied mathematics or statistics is useful but not required. AMPEL’s environment requires the ability to work independently as well to cultivate productive collaborations. Contributions to the peer-reviewed literature are expected.

AMPEL provides the opportunity to learn cutting-edge research techniques and work collectively with scientists from several top research universities throughout the country. Successful applicants will have excellent written/verbal communication skills and high proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). No postdoctoral or industry experience is required but a strong publication record is desired.

Please send your cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to:

Amrie C. Grammer, PhD
COO and CSO, AMPEL BioSolutions
1001 Research Park Blvd, Suite 301
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Ph: 434-296-AMPL (2675)

Posted 1/27/16

Director Immune Assessment Laboratory
University of California, Los Angeles

The UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles seeks applications for Director of the Immune Assessment Laboratory. The Immune Assessment Laboratory is a CLIA-approved laboratory that works collaboratively with investigators to design and develop immunological assays for clinical studies, clinical trials and translational research. The director will be responsible for the scientific direction and management of laboratory operations. S/he will: 1) implement state of the art immunologic assays and testing services to reliably monitor and quantify human immune responses including cell-mediated immune function assays, multiparameter flow cytometry immunophenotyping, cytokine measurements by Luminex and ELISA and measurements of humoral immunity, 2) provide technical expertise and investigator support for project design and data interpretation, 3) establish standard operating procedures and quality control measures for all immunologic assays, 4) participate in the development of new tests for disease diagnosis and management and for monitoring therapeutics, 5) interpret and manage data, and 6) train and supervise staff. A Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Immunology, Immunogenetics or related field is required. Evidence of scientific accomplishment and 5 years or more of experience in immunological techniques used to characterize the human immune response is required. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. A working familiarity with the clinical laboratory field is desirable. The candidate will teach residents and fellow, and will be expected to contribute creatively to research and scholarly projects. Faculty appointment will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae and bibliography, a description of experience and accomplishments and the names and contact information of 3 individuals for letters of reference to: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01899 by January 31, 2015.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Posted 1/05/16

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Clinical Immunology Section
Laboratory of Immunology, National Eye Institute

Clinical Immunology and Trials
Laboratory of Immunology, Clinical Immunology Section National Eye Institute (NEI) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Clinical Immunology Section, Laboratory of Immunology, National Eye Institute, NIH. A major focus of the research is in studying patients with various types of ocular disease, including uveitis and age related macular degeneration (AMD) which is a leading cause of visual impairment in elderly with no good available treatment for most patients. We are particularly interested in evaluating the cellular, epigenetic, exosomes and genetic mechanisms of the disease as well as immunomodulatory therapies, such as oral tolerance, in ocular disease.

The main focus of the laboratory is on cytokine signaling pathways, macrophage function and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate the disease or changes that occur after treatment. Cellular and immunopathogenic mechanisms are studied in patient samples using a wide array of techniques (confocal microscopy, real-time PCR, protein blotting techniques, flow cytometry, microarrays, RNA-seq, and ChIP-seq), as well as functional studies. The successful candidate should be a highly motivated and creative Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. scientist with a reasonable publication record.

Applicants must have a strong background in immunology and less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. Stipend range for Postdoc is $43,100 – $58,400, commensurate with experience. Strong background in cellular immunology, molecular biology and human disease mechanisms is preferred. Research interest of the lab can be gleaned from the section website at http://www.nei.nih.gov/intramural/clin_imm/immunology.asp

Please send curriculum vitae (CV) including a bibliography of publications and three reference letters to:
Robert Nussenblatt MD, MPH
Clinical Immunology Section
Laboratory of Immunology, DIR, NEI, NIH
10 Center Drive, 10/10N109
Bethesda MD 20892-1857
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DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Posted 11/03/15


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