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Post-doc - Adoptive T Cell Immunotherapy in Tampa, FL



$80K - $100K*


Life Sciences


Less than 5 years

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Moffitt Cancer Center is internationally recognized for our focus on personalized cancer care and translational research. With a tradition of excellence that began with the first patient admission in 1986, dedicated Moffitt physicians, scientists and staff members have remained committed to excellence in an atmosphere characterized by kindness, caring and hope

Post-Doc position in adoptive T cell immunotherapy


Adoptive transfer of gene-modified T cells induces cancer regression in heavily pretreated patients. Treatment involves ex-vivo engineering of autologous lymphocytes, to express a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) with specificity for a tumor-associated antigen. CARs are fusion proteins containing an antigen-recognition domain, derived from a single-chain antibody, and an intracellular signaling domain. A postdoctoral training opportunity is open in the Abate-Daga lab to perform research in the design, development, and validation of no

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Valid through: 2020-5-14

About Moffitt Cancer Center

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is a nonprofit cancer treatment and research center located in Tampa, Florida. Established in 1981 by the Florida Legislature, the hospital opened in October 1986, on the University of South Florida campus. Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida Moffitt Cancer Center was ranked as the No. 6 cancer hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. Funding for construction of the initial $70 million facility came primarily from the state of Floridas cigarette tax, while the momentum to create the center came from a cadre of legislators, physicians, educators and business leaders who envisioned a new dimension of cancer care and research in Florida. In late 1978, H. Lee Moffitt, a Florida State Representative, recognized the need for a comprehensive cancer center within the state after several friends died from cancer. An excellent negotiator, Moffitt put his plan into motion by first proposing the idea to Dr. Hollis Boren, then dean of the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Over lunch at the Tampa Club, Moffitt proposed his idea. By dessert, Boren has signed on. "Out of that discussion came plans for a plug-shaped, multilevel cancer research teaching hospital to be built a short walk away from the USF clinics," The Tampa Times reported on Feb. 5, 1979. Moffitt and Boren had gathered information about the need for a comprehensive cancer center, the article said, and the need was great. Moffitt sought community support and convinced the State Legislature to fund the facility. During the centers planning phase, consultants associated with NCI-designated Cancer Centers were retained to ensure that the finished facility would be as technologically advanced and as efficiently designed as possible.
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