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Research Scientist


An exciting opportunity exists for a Research Scientist/Research Specialist to join a dynamic team of researchers in the laboratory of Darrell Irvine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.

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Postdoctoral research associate: Immune monitoring with cell-sampling microneedles


A postdoctoral research position is available jointly supervised in the labs of Darrell Irvine and Paula Hammond in the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, for translational studies of microneedle patches designed to enable non-invasive sampling of cells and fluids from skin (see Mandal et al. Sci. Transl. Med. 10(467) eaar2227 2018; doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.aar2227). This project will focus on the application and further development of our microneedle sampling system to analysis of immune responses to tuberculosis and TB vaccines in small and large animal models in collaboration with the laboratory of Sarah Fortune at Harvard University, and translation toward human skin sampling. The appointment will be annual with renewal based on satisfactory progress and continued funding support. Candidates with strong expertise in cellular and/or clinical immunology, vaccine immunology, or bioengineering (particularly with microneedle technology background) are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a c.v. with the names of 3 references to Darrell Irvine (djirvine@mit.edu).