Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Biology - Vaidehi Laboratory
- City of Hope
- Location: Duarte, CA
- Job Number: 7065861 (Ref #: 10006114)
- Posting Date: Mar 17, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.
City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.
A postdoctoral fellow position in Computational Biology is immediately available under the direction of Dr. Vaidehi Nagarajan - Chair, Dept. of Computational & Quantitative Medicine at Beckman Research Institute. This project involves development and application of large scale data anlaysis techniques from the Systems Biology field to molecular dynamics methods, and the study of the dynamics of G-protein coupled receptors complexes to understand its signaling selectivity. The project is inter-disciplinary and provides opportunities to train in large scale data analysis techniques as well as interact with experimental collaborators. City of Hope provides a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment with opportunities to interact with clinician scientists to conduct benchside to bedside research.
- Ph.D degree in Chemistry or Physics or Biochemistry with experience in protein dynamics studies.
- The candidate should be knowledgeable about concepts in statistical thermodynamics, in python scripting and C++ programming.
- Familiarity with Molecular Dynamics methods and experience in code development, is preferred.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.