Research Scientist - Human Immunity and Cancer

The Jackson Laboratory
Job Location
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Farmington, CT 06032
TBD + Benefits

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Job Description


Dr. Karolina Palucka, Principal Investigator

ABOUT JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution.

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Palucka Lab at JAX-GM is currently seeking motivated scientists interested in leveraging modern genomic advancements to study anti-tumor immune responses, and reprogramming the tumor microenvironment in human cancers in vitro and in vivo in humanized mice models. The overarching theme of the Palucka lab is to investigate the mechanisms of human immunity and to identify strategies for harnessing the power of the immune system to prevent and treat cancer. For more, visit the Palucka Lab online.

The successful candidate will possess both a collaborative work ethic and the ability to think and conduct research independently. Extensive practical experience, including with humanized mouse models and imaging/microscopy methods, is advantageous.

  • PhD and/or MD with background in immunology, genomics/bioinformatics, cancer biology, or relevant field
  • Proficiency in various imaging techniques is preferred, including light-sheet microscopy, confocal microscopy and pathology
  • Experience with humanized PDX mice models is preferred
  • Manuscript and grant-writing experience
  • A track record of research accomplishments and publications
  • The ambition to thrive within a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment
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About Our Organization


JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

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