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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN COMPUTATIONAL IMMUNOLOGY
The laboratory of Dr. Harlan Robins, Head of Computational Biology, is recruiting a postdoctoral research scholar to study the interaction between the adaptive immune system and cancer.
This position will come with a competitive postdoc-level salary with great benefits for a two-year position with some possibility of extension.
Dr. Robins focuses on the quantitative analysis of the adaptive immune system. His approach takes advantage of new high-throughput sequencing technology developed by Dr. Robins and his collaborators. His group is isolating and sequencing millions of adaptive immune receptor rearrangements to profile the adaptive immune system. With this new technology, he is working toward a comprehensive description of the T cell repertoire and studying the dynamics of immune response. He is applying this technology in multiple clinical settings including HSC transplant and cancer immunotherapy.
The position will involve technology development, algorithm creation, and applications. Primary research goals will be to develop high-throughput technologies to assess the specific immune response to cancer and to learn how the tumor evades this response and how the response can be resuscitated to effectively fight tumors.
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