Research Fellow - Immunology

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Position description
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of immunotherapy regimens within the tumor microenvironment.

We are developing novel imaging models using multi-photon microscopy in order to study the dynamics of immune cell recruitment and interaction within the tumor microenvironment. Experimental cancer therapies such as oncolytic virus therapy, checkpoint blockade, and CAR-T/CAR-NK have the potential to synergistically eliminate tumors. However, development of effective regimens has been hindered by the lack of knowledge regarding the kinetics of immune cell recruitment and the dynamic interactions of heterogeneous immune cell groups. In addition, models that recapitulate the complex tumor microenvironment are greatly needed to understand the mechanisms of antitumor immunity. This project will also collaborate with multiple research groups across Mayo Clinic.

The Lancaster Lab is seeking a highly motivated candidate with research expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, biomedical engineering, or cancer biology. Candidates must have experience with cancer cell lines and cancer mouse models. The postdoctoral fellow will assist in mentoring junior trainees. Experience with fluorescence microscopy and/or flow cytometry is preferred. Preference is given to candidates with degree conferred within the past 12 months. To learn about the PI's research, please visit .

A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Individuals will train in the research program of a Mayo Clinic principal investigator. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic.

The following is required for completeness of application:
  • Current curriculum vitae with bibliography
  • Proof of doctoral degree (copy of diploma or final transcript with English translation, if applicable) or a letter from your university's Registrar office indicating you have fulfilled all doctoral program requirements and are eligible to graduate.
    Please also be prepared that you may be asked to provide three letters of recommendation to the hiring PI prior to an interview.
Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere.
Additional qualifications

Benefits eligible
Full Time
Site description
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
Postdoc & Temporary Research
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Lei Feng
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