Postdoctoral Research Associate in Immunology and Immunometabolism in Dr. Hongbo Chi’s Laboratory

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Immunology and Immunometabolism in Dr. Hongbo Chi’s Laboratory

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Memphis, TN, USA


Immunology postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Hongbo Chi in the Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Chi lab investigates immunobiology and cancer immunology, by focusing on metabolic regulation of the immune system (immunometabolism) and its implications in cancer and other diseases. As metabolic pathways are inextricably connected to immunity and cancer, understanding these connections allows us to gain new insights into biological concepts and disease targets. We are particularly interested in understanding the metabolic programs (e.g. amino acid and lipid metabolism), signaling pathways (e.g. mTOR and nutrient-induced signaling), and systems-level regulatory networks (e.g. protein–protein or driver gene–target gene interactions) that regulate basic T cell and dendritic cell biology and antitumor immunity. To this end, we apply interdisciplinary strategies by integrating immunological and genetic approaches with cutting-edge systems immunology and functional genomics tools, including in vivo CRISPR screening, single-cell transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and network reconstruction. Former trainees of the Chi lab have been principal investigators in multiple academic institutions (e.g. Mayo, Indiana, Fudan, Shanghai Jiaotong, Xiamen, CAS and CAMS). Please also see the following articles published over the past four years for additional information: Immunity 55:14 (2022); Nature Chemical Biology 18:470 (2022); Nature 607:135 (2022); Nature 600:308 (2021); Nature 595:724 (2021); Nature 591:306 (2021); Cell 184:1245 (2021); Cell Metabolism 32:996 (2020); Nature Reviews Immunology 20:55 (2020); Nature 576:471 (2019); Nature 565:101 (2019); and Immunity 51:1012 (2019).


Interested applicants should apply for job 44139.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ranked a best children's hospital for pediatric cancer, offers an exceptional research and training environment with state-of-the-art facilities, along with competitive salary and excellent benefits, to postdoctoral fellows. To find out more about our benefits for postdocs, check out this link.


Contact Information

Hongbo Chi, PhD, Member

Department of Immunology

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN  38105


Minimum Education

Highly motivated individuals with a recent Ph.D. in immunology or cell biology and publication records (minimum of one-first author in a peer-reviewed journal) are encouraged to apply for the open position (

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