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Postdoc Fellow: Oxidized Lipids and Myeloid Cells in Cancer

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-127165 Date posted 04/01/2022

Postdoc Fellow: Regulation of myeloid cell function in cancer by oxidized lipids

Location: Gaithersburg, MD (US)

Competitive Salary, Bonus & Benefits

Bring your expertise, apply your knowledge, follow the science and make a difference.

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-centered biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and fuel your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society.

About the Postdoc Program

AstraZeneca’s Postdoc Program is for self-motivated individuals looking to tackle exciting, high impact projects in a collaborative, engaging and innovative environment. You'll work with peers and professionals from a diverse group of backgrounds, and a world class academic mentor specifically aligned to your project. We'll help you develop valuable networks which support your research and future career development!

AstraZeneca Postdocs are respected as specialists and encouraged to speak up. They lead ground-breaking drug discovery and development research projects. Our vibrant, multi-disciplinary scientific teams empower and support our Postdocs, and we encourage them to share their research at conferences, publish papers, achieve their goals and make a difference to our patients.

You'll learn from industry leaders working on innovative research across our organization. Our Postdoc Training Program will support you to develop transferrable skills from influencing others to shape the agenda, to data analysis.

About the Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to conduct innovative discovery research using a large array of expertise and unparallel facilities available at AstraZeneca. You will work in one of the worlds leading teams that are passionate about studying new mechanisms and regulating the function of myeloid cells in cancer.

The main goal of the research is to generate new knowledge with main emphasis on publication of high impact papers. You will be part of large immuno-oncology department developing novel cancer immune therapeutics. Although main focus of the training is on discovery of new mechanisms, highly interactive environment within the company will provide you with the opportunity to learn and participate in all aspects of the development of new cancer therapeutics.

You will have access to state of art equipment and experts in groundbreaking technology working in different research campuses of the company. You will gain experience in new technology and will be able to develop your abilities in research ingenuity. You will get experience in leading your own project under supervision.

You will be working with Dr. Dmitry Gabrilovich, one of the leading world experts in myeloid cells in cancer –. Dr. Dmitry Gabrilovich is one of the discoverers of myeloid-derived suppressors cells and the concept of immune suppressive myeloid cells as one of the mechanisms of immune regulation in cancer.

Link to Publications:

Qualification, Skills & Experience


  • PhD in immunology or biochemistry of lipids

  • Training and experience in basic immunology techniques;

  • Experience in using mouse models;

  • Experience with basic methods of molecular biology;

  • Experience with methods of studying lipids is an advantage;

  • Knowledge of basic principles of biochemistry of lipids and function of myeloid cells and T cells


  • Ability to independently operate flow cytometers

  • Candidate should have knowledge of principles of tumor immunology

  • Understanding of the biochemistry of lipids

  • The ability to work in large research groups

Ready for an exciting, rewarding challenge? Apply today!

Advert Opens: January 5th

Advert Closes: February 7th

Where can I find out more?

Gaithersburg site:


Dmitry Gabrilovich:

AstraZeneca has taken critical steps to protecting colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants. COVID-19 vaccination is required for all US employees, and weekly PCR COVID-19 testing is required for those who are unvaccinated or have an approved accommodation.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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