Postdoctoral Fellow - Correlative Studies CAR T Cell Clinical Trials - Brown Laboratory
- City of Hope
- Location: Duarte, CA
- Job Number: 7075324 (Ref #: 10006467)
- Posting Date: Feb 20, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
The T Cell Immunotherapy Program ( https://www.cityofhope.org/research/car-t-cell-therapy ) a t Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is a fast-paced lab involved in cutting-edge technology, research and clinical immunotherapy studies and is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow who will develop chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies for the treatment of solid tumors especially for brain tumors. The main focus on research is potentiation of therapeutic T cells for long-term functional persistence. Other projects will include interrogating the tumor microenvironment for identification of rational combination therapies. The PhD candidate will ideally have considerable experience in the fields of immunology and cancer biology. This position will interact and collaborate with a team of researcher with similar interests in developing T cell therapies in a translational research environment.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required, with research experience in the fields of immunology and cancer biology; a publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
- Ability to effectively develop a project in a translational research environment in order to successfully meet project goals.
- Ability to design and execute laboratory experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a clear and concise manner.
- Ability to participate in the preparation of grant applications, scientific publications, and IND submissions.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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.