Scientist in Cell Therapy

Memphis, TN

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Scientist in Cell Therapy

The Velasquez laboratory in the Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Department is looking for a driven and creative scientist/lead researcher to join the team. We develop cell-based immunotherapies for high-risk leukemias with a strong focus on antigen discovery, bispecific CAR design and studying mechanistic implications of CAR T cell therapies. Our group provides a supportive environment, surrounded by an enthusiastic group of researchers and access to top-of the line resources.

This exciting opportunity will allow you to become part of a collaborative environment and develop and characterize novel immune-based therapies in project with high potential for translation into clinical trials.

Preferred skills:

  • The applicant must be able to conduct independent research in molecular biology, immunology and/or cellular therapy
  • Experience in molecular assays and tissue culture techniques. 
  • Experience performing multicolor flow cytometry 
  • Experience conducting in vivo experiments is highly desirable. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Eager to learn and implement new techniques.

In addition to performing independent research, the applicant will also collaborate with other laboratory members on other endeavors.

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific area is required.

Scientist

  • Seven (7) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required.
  • Five (5) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master's degree.
  • Three (3) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a PhD.

Lead Researcher

  • Five (5) years of relevant, post-degree work experience is required with a Bachelor's degree.
  • Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master's degree.
  • No experience is required with a PhD degree.
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