The research project will focus on NK cell-based vaccination protocols and immunotherapies to prevent HIV infection, or attack latently HIV infected cells in models of humanized mice that harbor a functional human immune system. The work will be performed using in-house generated mice and humanized mice and requires expertise in the generation and experimental use of mice and humanized mice, cancer immunology, tissue culture, in vitro cellular assays such as quantitative PCR, killing assays, proliferation assays, flow cytometry, cellular and molecular biology. Positions require successful completion of required training courses (i.e. animal use, radioisotope training, BL-2 safety and general lab and chemical safety training).
The successful candidate must be able to work independently, as well as in a team environment, pay close attention to detail and adhere to deadlines regularly. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. He/she will be detail oriented, self-motivated, a fast learner and possess excellent time management, organizational, written and verbal communication skills. The ability to take direction and use independent judgment to meet experimental goals and deadlines is required. The successful candidate must be able to independently develop experimental protocols and approaches to troubleshoot experimental protocols, perform advance planning of experiment setups, data collection and results for analysis. A strong commitment to experimental goals, career goals and deadlines is required. Therefore, willingness to work into the evening and occasional weekend work is absolutely required. Prior post-doctoral experience is not required for this position.
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