Post-doctoral Fellow - Kwak Lab

Duarte, California
January 19 2018
Requisition ID: 12570
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 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 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Requisition ID: 12570

Job Title: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Immunotherapy – Kwak Lab

A Post-doctoral Fellowship position in the Department of Hematology, Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope is available. The Post-doctoral fellow’s function is to support the research and activities of the research laboratory under the direction and mentorship of the Principle Investigator. This position will interact and collaborate with a team of scientists highly trained in translational research of cancer immunotherapy. Fellows will bring their skills, knowledge, and experience to be actively involved in the immune monitory for novel cancer vaccine clinical trial ( The ideal candidate must have extensive experience training in molecular biology and tumor immunology.

For more scientific background, please refer to our publications:

  • Nature Biotechnology. 1999 Mar; 17(3)253-8
  • Nature Medicine. 1999 Oct; 5(10):1171-7
  • Nature Medicine. 2005 Sep; 11(9):986-91
  • Science. 2002 Nov 1; 298(5595):1025-9
  • Blood. 2009 Nov 5; 114(19):4142-9
  • Seminars in Oncology. 2012 Jun;39(3)253-62

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Ph.D. degree with research experience; a track record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Solid knowledge in cancer immunology, molecular and cellular biology, and biochemistry.
  • Expertise in ex vivo assays assessing various immune population, especially T cells and tumor-specific T-cell expansion.
  • Expertise in multi-parameter flow cytometry (>5 colors) and intracellular cytokine (ELISOPT) assay is required. Skills in computer programming is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Under the direction and discretion of the Principal Investigator, effectively lead a project in a translational research environment in order to successfully meet project goals.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks.
  • Ability to design and execute experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a cogent and meaningful manner.
  • Candidate should be industrious and have sound technical skills. Candidate should be capable of drafting grant proposals, study protocols and manuscripts.
  • Highly motivated and self-directedapplicants with related training and experience will be given priority.

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.

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