Post-Doctoral Scientist, Cancer Immunotherapy

Washington D.C. United States
04 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The George Washington University invites applications from scientists interested in contributing to its vibrant research program at the George Washington Cancer Center (GWCC). The GWCC brings together the resources of the George Washington University, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and the GW University Hospital to expand current research efforts in the fight against cancer and to position our institution as the premier cancer care provider in the Washington, D.C. area.

The CETI laboratory is seeking a candidate to fulfill the role of Post-Doctoral Scientist. The CETI lab ( focuses on developing cell-based immunotherapies for treating cancer. The group works with a full bench to bedside platform – developing cell products in the laboratory for subsequent infusion into patients enrolled in clinical trials. This position is primarily a temporary/training position in which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by designing and conducting experiments in a controlled laboratory setting, including testing in suitable in vivo models. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may also help the Principal Investigator to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff. This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers. This position reports directly to the Principal Investigators (PIs) and will receive mentorship from the PIs. Responsibilities include:

  • Assists the PIs with grant writing.
  • Operates lab equipment and trains other lab staff, as needed.
  • Assists in completing general upkeep of the laboratory that complies with institutional GLP, Biosafety guidelines and maintains inspection records.
  • Assists the PI in maintaining up to date IACUC, IRB, Biosafety protocols, if needed.
  • Protects intellectual property generated by timely filing of invention disclosures together with the PI in accordance with institutional policies for patent/IP filings
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the PI from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:    

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:    

  • Evidence of work experience in both the fields of immunotherapy and cancer biology (e.g. at least one peer-reviewed journal publication in both fields).
  • Evidence of work experience in handling in vivo tumor models.

Typical Hiring Range    

$53007 - $68275 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?