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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor John Sunwoo

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Sunwoo, John
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Surg: Otolaryngology
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
up to 5 years, contingent on adequate performance
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

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Our laboratory studies the interaction between tumor cells and the host immune system. Current research includes: understanding the role of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and NK cells in the context of cancer; understanding how epigenetic changes in the tumor microenvironment modulate immune responses; and understanding tumor-intrinsic mechanisms driving immune response and/or evasion. Our lab is also actively developing novel therapeutic approaches to enhance the immune control of malignant cell growth. We are looking for someone interested in a postdoctoral fellowship to pursue studies using primary patient samples and novel in vivo and in vitro model systems. The ideal candidate would have experience with multi-parameter flow cytometry and human immune cell profiling, in vivo mouse models, and functional immunology assays. Additional useful skills include mass cytometry (CyTOF), single-cell RNA-sequencing, and bioinformatics experience; however, these are not required.

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD and/or MD
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV and/or resume


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