Available Positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The lab has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate in the areas of cell-based immunotherapy and immunometabolism. The ideal candidate will join a basic and translational research program focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying immune cell activation and immunosuppression within the tumor microenvironment. We work, in particular, with natural killer cells.

Our work is based on the use of viral and non-viral nanoscale vectors alongside cell engineering technologies to investigate natural killer cell immunotherapy against various solid cancers.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD or MD/PhD in cancer biology, cell biology, immunology, molecular biology or a related discipline with a background in immunology and a passion for science and desire to impact cancer. A highly organized and self-directed individual with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment is desired. Advanced molecular biology skills and familiarity with cancer pathogenesis, cell-based therapy and knowledge of molecular/genetic concepts, experimental methods, and data analysis, and ability to maximize resources for troubleshooting pertaining to research activities are essential. Experience using mouse models, a willingness to do animal work and being comfortable with handling of human blood and other tissues is desired.

Please send CV, brief statement of research interests, and names of 3 references to sandro@purdue.edu.

Graduate Student

We always welcome motivated graduate students to join the lab.

Potential graduate students should visit the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy website for how to apply to the department. Current IPPH and PULSe graduate students should contact Prof Matosevic (sandro@purdue.edu) directly to set up a meeting to discuss joining the lab.

Undergraduate Student

We welcome motivated undergraduate students to join the lab and work with us to gain more experience in bioengineering, biotechnology and cell therapy. A two-term committment is required. Current IPPH undergraduates should contact Prof Matosevic (sandro@purdue.edu) with their CV/resume and why they are interested in research.


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