Postdoctoral positions available:

 

We are seeking postdocs to study the immune suppression mechanisms of LAG3 and other next-generation immune checkpoint receptors. We use a multidisciplinary approach that integrates structural biology with cutting-edge protein engineering techniques, such as directed evolution, to develop synthetic ligands with altered signaling properties. Specifically, we are using structure-guided engineering to reprogram immune checkpoints such that they enhance, rather than inhibit, immune cell function.

Position highlights:
  • In addition to the research, the position will include career development training, including grant writing, scientific presentations, mentorship of junior trainees, networking, and building collaborations.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Candidates will work with a team of immunologists and clinical scientists to conduct translational research in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Mentoring graduate students and technicians

  • Composing manuscripts and postdoctoral fellowships, assisting with grant applications
     

Credentials and qualifications:
  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biophysics or a related field.

  • Demonstrated expertise in protein biochemistry and molecular biology is required, and experience in structural biology is desired but not necessary.
     

How to apply

Candidates should e-mail the following to directly to vince.luca@moffitt.org:

1) A cover letter that describes their motivation to pursue this position and summarizes past research accomplishments.

2) A current CV with recent publications and contact information for three references.