Cancer Immunotherapy Research Assistant - Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

A new research-based assistant position is available immediately in Dr. Hung Nguyen Lab at the UCF Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at the Lake Nona campus. The Nguyen lab focuses on studying the role of cell metabolism and ER stress in 1) cancer 2) infection and 3) autoimmune disease. We will use multiple mouse- or human-to-mouse xenograft transplantation models and viral infection to understand the mechanisms of immunotherapies including adoptive T-cell transfer and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/8/2024 - End Date: 4/28/2024

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

- In vitro/ex vivo/ in vivo immunological assays - Mouse Genotyping - Flow cytometry, RT-PCR, IHC/IF staining - Single cell preparation - Animal surgery - Metabolism assay

Time Commitment

10 hour(s)

Student Requirements

Requirements include: - Theoretical knowledge in microbiology, immunology, metabolism, and molecular biology techniques. - Good organization and planning skills - An ability to learn new techniques and troubleshoot assays - Good team player, independent, self-driven with good interpersonal skills - Demonstrate ability to follow written and verbal protocols, techniques, and instructions. - Experienced with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power point), GraphPad Prism, Flowjo, and Image J Preference: - Computer programming or bioinformatics skills would be very advantageous - Experienced with mouse genotyping - Knowledge of sterile/aseptic technique - Experienced in PCR, ELISA, Western Blot, and cloning techniques - High Repetition Scholarship

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Students joining my lab may get conference traveling support...

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 09-30-2019
  • Location:
    • Lake Nona
  • Paid: Yes