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We are looking for an energetic, highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellowto join the research team of Dr. Alicja Copik at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The main focus of the laboratoryisdevelopment of NK cell-based therapeutics for treatment of cancer and other diseases. We have developed a novel method for NK cell expansion to produce high doses of therapeutically potent NK cells that will be making clinical entry.
To explore how to make this NK cell therapeutic even more effective, the FL DOH has sponsored a project that will examine the effectsof activated NK cell on shaping of the tumor microenvironment. Furthermore, the mechanisms behind the observed changes will be elucidated with the goal to develop novel approaches to counteract immunosuppression.The findings will inform optimal immunotherapeuticcombination strategies to maximize antitumor efficacy. As part of this project NK cells will be edited by novel tools being developed in the lab to remove major checkpoints. This project is highly translatable and has the potential to lead to development of novel therapeutics and/or treatment strategies.
This is an excellent opportunity to interact with a team focused on developmentof a cutting-edge cell therapy platform and to learn novel techniques including spectral flow cytometry, IncuCyte assays, 3D spheroid assays and more. Upon completion of the postdoctoral program, the Fellow will acquire valuable career experience that enables entry into biotech, healthcare-related opportunities or translational academic settings.
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For further inquiries, please email Alicja.Copik@ucf.edu.
Applications will be evaluated until the position is filled