Call for application 010-20: Postdoc at Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Lab

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Research laboratory on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (rCLL) announces a postdoctoral position for research with a focus on the role of Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) during tumor progression.

The position is placed at the rCLL, Institut Pasteur Montevideo and funded through the collaborative project “Understanding the role of MDSCs during CLL progression”, between the Platform and Technology Science of Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) and the rCLL.

Goal of the project

Analyze the role of the MDSCs and proinflammatory molecules during CLL progression and the effects of MDSCs depletion as a new therapeutic tool in this neoplasm. Technical approaches such as flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, cell sorter, quantitative PCR and single cell RNAseq analysis will be carried out.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. The postdoc will include 80% participation in the main project as well as 20% participation in other research lines in the CLL biology field.

As a postdoc it is expected to work closely with colleagues at rCLL laboratory and collaborate with medical hematologist of different institutions in Uruguay.


Qualification requirements

Appointment to this postdoc position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, and minimal two peer reviewed publications as first author.

Additional requirements:

  • Relevant research background and experience for the research and work duties in the project.
  • A background in immunology and oncology fields are desirable.


Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a 2 years. Extension of the post-doc position for two additional years could be possible.

How to apply

Applications shall be written in English or Spanish, send to and include:

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of publications
  4. Up to 3 representative publications
  5. Two letters of recommendation (academic)

Deadline: Wednesday 30th, September 2020

The Institut Pasteur de Montevideo is an institution committed to promoting an organizational culture based in gender equality. The Institution adheres to Law 17.817 on the fight against racism, xenophobia and all other forms of discrimination, and Law No. 18.104 on equal rights and opportunities between men and women.