MSCA postdoctoral fellowship on mechano-immunotherapy @University of Zaragoza

A research proposal in the field of Mechano-Immunotherapy is offered under the Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship programme at University of Zaragoza – Spain, within the Laboratory of Mechanical and Biological Engineering:

https://m2be.unizar.es

The topic for the proposed research is “Effectivity of cell-based immunotherapies under different mechanical microenvironments”.

WHO ARE WE?

The M2BE research group mainly focuses its activity on the development of new methodologies and technologies in the field of cell mechanobiology.

In this context, we work on the combination of different methodologies (computer simulation models, in-vitro experimentation and clinical validation), which result in the following lines of research: Computational design of prostheses and implants for personalized treatments, tissue engineering and mechanobiology, mechano-immunotherapy, mechanobiology of tumor growht and metastasis.

HOW TO APPLY?

Candidates will be pre-selected based on their expression of interest, CV and motivation.

They must have a demonstrated track in Cell-Based Immunotherapies with expertise engineering CAR-Ts, NKs and TILs.

There are 3 main requirements of eligibility:

Applicants must have a PhD and no more than 8 years of full time research experience*

Applicants can be of any nationality but must not have lived or worked in Spain for more than 12 months during the 3 years up to the closing date of the call 15 September 2021 (mobility rule)

The applicants must choose the University of Zaragoza as their Host Institution

Motivated postdoctoral candidates are encouraged to submit their application to m2be@unizar.es by June 15, 2021.

Selection process

Applicants should check that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria and then send an expression of interest consisting of: CV and letter of interest (max. 2 pages)

Expressions of interest must be submitted by email (m2be@unizar.es) by June 15, 2021. The title of the e-mail must be “MSCA application – MECHANO-IMMUNOTHERAPY– your name and surname“.

Proposals will be preselected on the basis of internal evaluation.

* The researcher must be, at the date of the PF call deadline (15.9.2021) in possession of a doctoral degree. At the call deadline, supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date that the researcher was in a possession of a doctoral degree. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave), will not be taken into account.