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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Cancer Immunology - Rutz Lab

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join the Rutz lab in the Department of Cancer Immunology at Genentech. The successful candidate will initiate an independent research project to investigate mechanisms that regulate T cell responses and immunosuppression. The expectation is that this work will result in novel and important contributions to our understanding of the regulation of adaptive immune responses and immunosuppression in cancer and chronic inflammation resulting in publications in top tier scientific journals. 

The Rutz lab collaborates with several investigators at Genentech and beyond, applying cellular immunology, gene-editing, single cell sequencing, proteomics, and mouse models to study T cell biology during chronic inflammation and cancer. Currently, the lab is focused on regulatory T cell function in cancer, as well as approaches to elicit and potentiate CD8 T cell anti-tumor responses.


Ph.D. in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related field. The successful candidate will have strong work ethics, a steadfast commitment to discovery research and a documented ability to initiate, drive and complete research projects, as evidenced by a strong publication record. A background in T cell immunology, molecular biology and signaling, experience with mouse models and a motivation to harness new/emerging technologies are desirable. We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication and organization skills. 

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