Postdoc position in Translational Immuno-Oncology at the University of Helsinki


The immuno-oncology research team coordinated by Dr Jeroen Pouwels at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Medicine is looking to hire an ambitious

Postdoc in Translational Immuno-Oncology

The candidate will join a collaborative immuno-oncology project funded by an Academy of Finland project grant of Dr Jeroen Pouwels that seeks new ways to sensitize breast cancer to immune checkpoint inhibitors. The very translational research group is part of the Translational Cancer Medicine Research Program of the Medical Faculty’s Research Programs Unit (RPU) and is aligned with the Finnish Flagship Programme iCAN. A novel method to grow 3D cultures of intact fragments of patient-derived tissue (Patient-Derived Explant Cultures), which preserves the human tumor microenvironment including the immune-contexture, reflects inter- and intra-patient tumor heterogeneity and, importantly, can assess the efficacy of novel treatment regimens on real human tumors (Haikala et al., Nature Comm. 2019; PMID: 30728358), will play a central role in the project.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/postdoc-in-translational-immuno-oncology

Deadline for applications is August 5, 2019.