postdoctoral fellow position

24 Jul 2018 News

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Immune Monitoring and Diagnosis Lab, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), led by Dr. Carsten Krieg. The successful candidate will utilize state-of-the-art single cell transcriptomic and proteomic platforms, such as RNAseq and mass cytometry, and computational approaches to study the composition, mechanistic interactions and social networks during the immunotherapy of cancer.

Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. MUSC provides academic health science to the 5 million inhabitants in the state of South Carolina, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children’s hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.

Candidates must have received (or be expecting) a Ph.D. degree in Biology, Immunology, or Cell Biology, within the past 5 years. Postdoctoral experience is not required, but a good publication record that includes one or more first-author articles in peer-reviewed journals is essential.

Candidates must have an advanced understanding of flow cytometry and extensive training and experience with conventional and enhanced flow cytometry data handling and fluency in spoken and written English. The following are not strictly required but would be advantageous: experience with mass cytometry, demonstrable programming skills in R; the capacity to improve or develop methodologies; experience with statistical methods; experience in computational biology.

The starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance and health benefits. A subsidy for public-transportation costs may also be available. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, and may be renewed annually for a maximum of 5 years.

Qualified individuals should contact Dr. Carsten Krieg by e-mail, at Please attach a comprehensive curriculum vitae, publication list and contact details for 3 or more referees. Applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents may apply, indicating their immigration/visa status, if any.

MUSC is an Equal Opportunity Employers. The MUSC is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.