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Date posted: 2017-09-13

A postdoctoral position is available in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to work in the laboratory of Dr. Manuel L. Penichet.

We are affiliated with the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our research team working on cancer immunology and immunotherapy, including the development and characterization of new antibodies for the therapy of cancer. We work in the new field of AllergoOncology, which aims to reveal the function of immune responses elicited by antibodies of the IgE class in the context of cancer, and to develop novel IgE-based treatment options against malignant diseases. In addition, we are interested in developing new generations of antibodies of the IgG class and their derivatives, such as antibody fusion proteins, to be used as drug delivery systems and novel anti-proliferative/pro-apoptotic agents against cancer cells. Our projects have a basic science (mechanistic) component and translational potential.

Applicants should hold M.D. degree and/or Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences. Fluency in English and strong written and oral communication skills are pre-requisites; US permanent residency or citizenship is preferred but not required.

Interested individuals should send (e-mail) their CV, a brief description of their research experience, a statement of research interests, and a list of three references to:

Manuel L. Penichet, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery, Microbiology,
Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
10833 Le Conte Ave, CHS 54-117
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Telephone (lab): (310) 825-0457
Telephone (office): (310) 825-1304
Fax: (310) 825-7575
E-mail: penichet@mednet.ucla.edu

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