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A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Surgical Oncology NanoMedicine Research Lab of the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lily Yang, Professor and Nancy Panoz Chair of Surgery in Cancer Research, is leading the translational research laboratory to develop multifunctional nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery, overcoming tumor stroma delivery and biological barriers, and activation of tumor specific immune responses for targeted cancer chemo-immunotherapy. Current translational research projects, supported by NIH grant awards, include targeted magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for chemo-immunotherapy of pancreatic cancer, stroma penetrating hyaluronic acid nanoparticle carrying cancer therapy agents for targeted cancer therapy, immunoactivating nanoparticles for the treatment of cancer patients with comorbid atherosclerosis, and targeted CAR T cell therapy. This postdoctoral fellow will be working with a collaborative research team to conduct multidisciplinary research activities that involve in nanoparticle development and preclinical studies, aimed at the clinical translation for cancer therapy. This candidate will receive training in independent study designing, carrying out in vitro and in vivo experiments, result summary, data analysis and report, and preparing manuscripts for publications and research grant applications.
* Conducting research projects in the development of targeted nanoparticle drug carriers and theranostic nanoparticles for cancer therapy. * Independently designing and conducting in vitro and in vivo experiments. * Performing result summary, data analysis, and report, * Preparing manuscripts for publication.
* Ph.D. degree in drug or gene delivery, production of nanoparticles, targeted cancer therapy, or cancer immunotherapy. * Less than 2 years of previous postdoctoral experience.* Strong research background in evaluation of therapeutic effect of cancer therapeutic agents in animal tumor models, the production of nanoparticle/drugs, or tumor immunology and immune assays. * A productive track record with peer-reviewed publications.* Highly motivated in scientific research.* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.* Good teamwork ability.
Minimum Qualifiactions: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
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