UNIV - Postdoctoral Scholar - Microbiology & Immunology

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Microbiology & Immunology
Sub Department: UNIV-2230000-Micro And Immuno - Research And PI
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Post Doc
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Post Doctoral Scholar
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

Job Duties:
20Assist in organization of data for publication in peer-reviewed journals.Essential
35Perform experiments using fresh and commercial cells as well as animal models. Participate in cell culture and animal husbandry.Essential
35Primarily responsible for experimental design, data collection, and data analysis regarding oncolytics research.Essential
5Participate in routine laboratory maintenance: ordering, stocking of supplies, etc. Perform other duties as required.Essential
5Participate in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series as well as Journal Club-Critical Literary Review as presenter and attendee.Essential


Job summary: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is immediately available for a motivated, creative, and highly collaborative researcher to join the Bartee lab in the department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The Bartee lab is interested in understanding virus/host interactions and how these interactions can be modulated so that viral therapy can be used to successfully treat cancer (a field known as oncolytics). Oncolytic treatment functions by inducing localized inflammation and the recruitment of an adaptive immune response. While this immune response is initially generated to combat the viral infection, once begun, tumor-infiltrating immune cells also respond to non-viral targets within the tumor, including tumor-specific antigens. The goal of the current position is to understand the breadth, specificity, and magnitude of the anti-tumor immune responses induced by virotherapy and how these responses can be modified to improve treatment.

This position is well-funded through a variety of long-term extramural awards allowing for a significant degree of exploration to take place. This provides an excellent opportunity to develop novel tools and models which the successful candidate can use to understand the basic and translational impact of a variety of cancer therapies.

Lab and Location:

The Bartee lab is located in newly renovated lab space within the Basic Sciences Building and is part of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, as well as the Cancer Immunology Program within the Hollings Cancer Center. This provides successful applicants access to a wide range of cutting-edge core resources on the MUSC campus. The Hollings Cancer Center is an NCI-designated cancer center, indicative of the strong institutional commitment toward human immunology and translational research.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is located in Charleston, SC—a beautiful and historic city on the Atlantic coast. Charleston has attractive beaches, great weather for a wide range of outdoor activities, and is culturally rich with food, art, and music


Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.


FLSA: Salaried


Preferred Experience: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with experience in immunology and/or tumor neoantigens, be self-motivated, willing to work well in a collaborative environment and be able to bring new ideas to our interactive group.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb, using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function/distinction. (Continuous) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift file boxes, from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/ Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors from floor level to height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes, from floor level to maximum height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops, 50 lbs. or greater, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors, normally. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and annually. (Continuous)


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