The Dreaden Laboratory seeks hire a postdoctoral fellow specializing in cancer nanotechnologies and preclinical cancer drug development. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary research team focusing on the development of light-activated immunotherapies, combination therapies for pediatric cancers, and nanoscale cancer vaccines.
The lab is jointly affiliated with Georgia Tech and the Emory School of Medicine as part of the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Pediatrics, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Aflac Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and the Winship Cancer Institute. Applicants should submit a one page cover letter, CV, and contact information for three referees as a single pdf file to email@example.com. Please name the file as last_first_postdoc.pdf. Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis through Fall 2018.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (PhD, MD, ScD, DVM, DDS, etc) in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, Bioengineering, or a related field.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in one or more of the following areas is encouraged but not required.
- therapeutic interventions in mouse models of cancer
- liposome, micelle, and/or polymer drug formulation
- live animal imaging (fluorescence, bioluminescence, PET, etc)
- bioconjugation methods and/or click chemistry
- cell isolation from PBMCs
- tissue culture or co-culture cellular assays
- immunoblot, ELISA, multicolor flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy
- vaccine development/testing
The Dreaden Lab uses molecular engineering to impart augmented, amplified, or non-natural function to tumor therapies and immunotherapies. The overall goal of our research is to engineer molecular and nanoscale tools that can (i) improve our understanding of fundamental tumor biology and (ii) simultaneously serve as cancer therapies that are more tissue-exclusive and patient-personalized. Trainees will have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation throughout the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Pediatrics, and all of our affiliate institutions, as well as resources at the neighboring Centers for Disease Control, Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing, and Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology.
Applicants are expected to conduct/evaluate experiments, operate scientific equipment, teach/train other research staff, design experiments, publish manuscripts, and present findings at research conferences. Excellent scientific writing ability, strong oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues is expected.
The initial appointment is for one year. Renewal is expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Postdoctoral appointments cannot exceed five years. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran’s status, or any factor that is prohibited consideration under applicable law.
Applicants should submit a one page cover letter, CV, and contact information for three referees as a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please name the file as last_first_postdoc.pdf. Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis through Fall 2018.