Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey invites applications for an open rank, tenure track faculty position with a research focus in tumor immunology including cancer immunotherapy, immunometabolism, CAR-T therapy, checkpoint blockade, T cell biology, tumor antigens, tumor immune evasion, and viral and non-viral gene transfer and gene editing. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers and clinicians of the newly established Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Center of Excellence, a $30 million initiative co-directed by Drs. Christian Hinrichs and Eileen White. The Program is built on our existing strengths in cancer metabolism and immunological research in partnership with Princeton University, and its clinical translation through our robust CAR-T therapy program with onsite GMP manufacturing and first-in-human clinical trials. The research program is based on an iterative bench to bedside strategy of investigator-initiated research in which laboratory discovery drives clinical trials, and clinical trials drive laboratory research. This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing world class cancer immunology and immunotherapy program and a cellular therapy center of excellence. Attractive laboratory packages exist for qualified candidates.
Minimum Education and Experience:
New faculty are expected to establish an innovative, independent and collaborative research program addressing important, fundamental questions in the area of tumor immunology. Interdisciplinary and translational approaches are encouraged that establish collaborations with CINJ consortium faculty. Senior investigators will be expected to have a sustained record of peer reviewed funding and publications in cancer immunology.
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