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Tumor Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapy Postdoc Job @ Ku Leuven Belgium

Tumor Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapy Postdoc Job @ Ku Leuven Belgium

Tumor Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapy Postdoc Job @ KU Leuven Belgium: The research activities of the Biology Department are diverse, and include molecular and physiological studies at cellular and organismal level as well as ecological research focusing on populations, communities and ecosystems. Although many research groups carry out in-depth analyses on specific model organisms, the diversity of life forms studied by the department as a whole is impressive. Our studies are embedded in a dense network of international contacts with universities, research institutes and companies. The department attracts many students and hosts approximately 250 staff members. It has a yearly operational research budget of approximately 1500kEUR for both fundamental and applied research. Tumor Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapy Postdoc Job @ KU Leuven Belgium

Tumor Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapy Postdoc Job @ KU Leuven Belgium

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY AND CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY
(Ref. BAP-2017-286)

Occupation: Full-time

Period: Fixed-term contract extendable

Place: Leuven

Apply no later than: July 01, 2017

Tumor Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapy Postdoc Job @ KU Leuven Belgium

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the area of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy. The position is in the laboratory of Prof. Massimiliano Mazzone within the Center for Cancer Biology (CCB), Laboratory of Tumor Inflammation and Angiogenesis at the University of Leuven and VIB (Leuven, Belgium).Candidates are sought to join a basic and translational research program focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underling immune cell localization and immunosuppression within the tumor and the modes of resistance to cancer immunotherapy.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY AND CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY

The Laboratory of Tumor Inflammation and Angiogenesis offers a dynamic working environment within a stimulating scientific surrounding in an international, young, enthusiastic, motivated team (with English as main language). The laboratory is aiming to work on high-impact projects and research that can be translated into the clinical practice. The laboratory is part of the Center for Cancer Biology (CCB), a multidisciplinary research center focusing on cancer, genetics, metabolism and stroma. CCB offers many Core facilities including: Imaging, Molecular Biology, Metabolomics, Histology, Aquatic facility (zebrafish & tadpoles), transgenesis and mouse facility, etc. Technical support is granted within the lab. Remuneration is competitive.

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The ideal candidates must have a PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or (Tumor)Immunology. Solid knowledge of T cell and macrophage immunobiology and experience in the area of in vivo cancer biology. The required skills include: mouse models, immuno histochemistry, flow cytometry. Experience in medicinal chemistry and/or immunometabolism approaches would be a plus.

Candidates must be proficient in oral and written English, excellent communication, and multi-tasking skills, and be team-oriented, proactive and results driven.Candidates are invited to apply for competitive fellowships during their stay in the lab.

The position can start on June 1st 2017 at the earliest. Interested candidates should send their résumé, containing a list of publications, a summary of past research, contact information of 2 or 3 referees, and a motivation letter to Prof. Massimiliano Mazzone (email: massimiliano.mazzone@kuleuven.vib.be).

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For more information please contact Prof. dr. Max Mazzone, tel.: +32 16 37 32 13, mail: massimiliano.mazzone@kuleuven.vib.be or Mrs. Sandy Smets, tel.: +32 16 37 32 40, mail: sandy.smets@kuleuven.vib.be.

You can apply for this job no later than July 01, 2017 via the online application tool

Tumor Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapy Postdoc Job @ Ku Leuven Belgium

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