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School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Grant/sponsor funded [50% or more external]

A full-time paid postdoctoral position is available immediately at the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy, Department of Medicine, Duke University. The candidate should have a doctoral degree such as MD or PhD or equivalent degree and has interests in immunotherapy and/or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation using mouse animal models. The research involves understanding the mechanisms underlying resistance/relapse following immunotherapy such as CAR T and developing novel agents for protecting hematopoietic stem cells following radiation exposure. The overall duties and responsibilities are: 1) to develop novel approaches for overcoming resistance in immunotherapy and for enhancing hematological and immunological recovery in radiation exposure; 2) to perform experiments and collect data, and to evaluate experimental data and establish the relevance to experimental problems under investigation; 3) to prepare research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books, and other media; and 4) to train and direct support personnel. The candidates are expected to have experience in animal bone marrow transplant models, DNA repair pathway, flow cytometry, and lentiviral-based gene transfer. Prior experience in CAR T and bispecific antibodies is a plus.  If interested, please send a cover letter describing research interests, a CV, and the contact information of three professional references to Dr. Yubin Kang, Professor of Medicine, at yubin.kang@duke.edu

The Division of Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy in the Department of Medicine is internationally recognized for its novel approaches to treating leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other life threatening diseases through integrated, innovative, and holistic patient care, research, and education. See https://medicine.duke.edu/divisions/hematologic-malignancies-and-cellular-therapy for more information.

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Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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