Research Scientist

Duke Health | Durham, NC, United States

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Posted Date 12/19/2022
Description School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Research Scientist Job description

Work on characterizing the role of gamma delta T cells in different human epithelial cancers, as well as novel mechanisms of activation of specific subsets of delta 1 gamma delta lymphocytes. These studies are expected to link metabolic perturbations with the effector activity of gamma delta Tc ells in humans. In addition, we will optimize novel methods to selectively expand delta 1 T cells for use as an allogeneic platform for CAR T cell transduction. The position requires significant expertise in human immunology, cancer biology and molecular biology.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

PhD in biological sciences related field.

Experience

Five years’ experience conducting postdoctoral research.

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Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Category
Healthcare & Public Health | Research and Development

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