Postdoctoral Scientist (Fellow), Heisterkamp Lab

Duarte, California (US)
January 19 2018
Requisition 10929
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Requisition 10929

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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.

Postdoctoral Scientist (Fellow), Heisterkamp Lab

Department of Systems Biology, Beckman Research Institute

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

Our group studies how the leukemia microenvironment, carbohydrate modifications and carbohydrate binding proteins contribute to leukemia cell survival and the development of drug resistance. One specific area of study is how a class of carbohydrate-binding proteins called Galectins contributes to the communication between stromal cells and leukemia cells, and the role of this in promoting drug resistance. We are also investigating the glycome, the sialome, and post-glycosylation modification of cell surface structures in leukemia.  

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

We are in particular looking for someone with a PhD in cell biology. The project involves working with hematopoietic cells in tissue culture, imaging cells, retroviral or lentiviral transduction, FACS and work with mice. Expertise in glycobiology is an advantage but not required. Candidates who are interested in following an academic career path, are self-motivated and enjoy the complexity of biological systems are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Please include an updated CV, a 1-page cover letter describing your current position, your reasons for applying and contact details of three recent referees as a single PDF.

The location of our lab at the Monrovia Campus of the Beckman Research Institute within the Department of Systems Biology provides many opportunities to interact with others who study leukemias. Our lab also has ongoing collaborations in the area of glycobiology with scientists at the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Australia.

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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