Providence Health & Services Postdoctoral Fellow in Portland, Oregon


Postdoctoral position in T-cell immunotherapy of cancer

A highly motivated and hardworking individual is sought to join the Laboratory of Antitumor T-cell Response as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI) at Providence Cancer Center.

The major goal of this lab is to develop new and more effective T-cell transfer immunotherapies to treat patients with metastatic epithelial cancers. Current projects include: 1) studying the immunobiology of the antitumor T-cell response in the microenvironment of human epithelial tumors with a focus on tumor antigen specificity and biological pathways perturbed in antitumor tumor-infiltrating T cells; 2) investigating strategies to broaden the antitumor T-cell response against human epithelial cancers; and 3) developing and evaluating novel gene engineering strategies to enhance the function of T cells for adoptive immunotherapy. The EACRI is fully committed to bench-to-bedside research. Promising findings can be directly translated into experimental therapies that can be used to treat patients with cancer here at Providence Cancer Center.

Applicants must have a PhD in immunology or related field. Responsibilities of the position include designing and executing experiments, data analysis, presentation of results, and training and education. The candidate must be able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a larger team. Outstanding organizational skills, great attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and high scientific integrity and rigor are essential. Experience with immunological techniques such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and multicolor flow cytometry, as well as T-cell culture, genetic engineering of lymphocytes, and a strong working knowledge of molecular biology are major assets.

Providence is calling a Post Doctoral Fellow to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Represent a flexible mechanism for the training and professional development of promising scientists who are on the threshold of their careers. Appointments are for at least one year.

  • Work under the supervision of a Laboratory Chief.

  • Participate in all aspects of the research effort.

  • Be expected to perform original work of a caliber commonly associated with doctoral level training.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Doctorate degree in a discipline pertinent to biomedical research

  • If employed under a visa, which permits work in the United States, it is incumbent’s obligation to maintain visa status

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in field of specialty

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Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 141519