Senior Research Scientist position: Immune Engineering in Lung Cancer
A position is immediately available for a senior research scientist to join a joint MIT/Johnson & Johnson collaborative project seeking to develop new technologies for the detection, prevention, and treatment of lung cancer. This program was launched in 2018 with a planned 3-year overall effort involving multiple investigators in the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, including initially the Jacks, Bhatia, and Irvine labs. This position will focus on projects in the Irvine lab focused on the development of new engineered protein immunotherapeutics to detect and target lung cancer, as well as novel vaccine and cell therapy approaches to this disease. The project includes dedicated space at MIT working alongside partner scientists working on projects linked to the Irvine, Bhatia and Jacks labs, which we expect to will develop into collaborative efforts over time. The J&J project also has a dedicated program manager who will help link the 3 labs and organize collaborative efforts between the distinct projects.
The position requires a PhD in immunology, bioengineering, chemical engineering, or related fields, preferably with at least two years of post-doctoral experience.