Open Positions

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Immunoengineering

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the Thomas laboratory at Georgia Tech in the area of cancer immunoengineering. This project involves the integration of multi-color flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, immunological analysis techniques, and advanced in vivo tumor immunology models. Qualified individuals should have a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Immunology or a related field and a demonstrated track record of productive research experience. Interested individuals should apply by sending their CV and list of references to Susan N. Thomas (susan.thomas@gatech.edu) along with a short summary of their previous work.

PhD Positions in Cancer Immunoengineering

Multiple positions are available for PhD-level graduate research assistants in the Thomas laboratory at Georgia Tech in the area of cancer immunoengineering. The drug delivery and cell engineering projects involve microfluidics, videomicroscopy, biomaterials, multi-color flow cytometry, and advanced in vivo tumor immunology models. Qualified individuals may have a background in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry or a related field, a demonstrated track record of productive research experience, and have been accepted a PhD program at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


The Thomas laboratory studies the role of fluid transport phenomena in regulating the dynamics and kinetics of cellular and molecular transport processes. The rationale for this work is that it will provide novel design principles for targeted drug delivery strategies in disease therapy. Specifically, we integrate cellular engineering, biochemistry, biomaterials, and immunology fundamentals to 1) elucidate how physical forces regulate seemingly unrelated aspects of cancer such as metastasis and immune suppression as well as 2) develop novel immunotherapeutics to treat immune-regulated diseases such as cancer using biomaterials engineering.

Engineering Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is emerging as a powerful alternative for the treatment and management of immune-regulated diseases. Our laboratory works at the intersection of drug delivery and materials engineering to develop next-generation approaches in immunotherapy.

Mechanobiology of Immune-pathophysiology

Forces that arise as a result of fluid flow through tissues in the body play critical roles in regulating a variety of physiological and pathophysiological processes, including innate and adaptive immune response, metastasis and hematopoiesis. We seek to understand how such forces either drive pathogenesis or alleviate disease, and how this insight can be exploited for therapeutic purposes.

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