Assistant Research Professor

February 21 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Title: Assistant Research Professor

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.

The T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory (TCTRL) overseen by Stephen Forman, M.D., is a fast-paced lab involved in cutting edge technology, research and clinical immunotherapeutic programs. The TCTLR currently has an opening for an Assistant Research Professor or Staff Scientist who will provide scientific leadership in the development of cell manufacturing platforms for ongoing clinical trials involving chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the fields of immunology and tissue culture, and some exposure to clinical trials.This position will oversee and develop clinical cell manufacturing procedures with a team of scientists highly trained in T cell preclinical and clinical research. This position also requires the ability to coordinate and report on studies that are performed in an effort to fine tune existing cell manufacturing processes.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  1. Ph.D degree with a minimal 5 years of research experience in the field of cell biology post graduation, a track record of accomplishment in research involving tissue culture and/or cell manufacturing processes.
  2. Ability to effectively lead a team of scientists in a translational research environment in order to successfully meet deadlines, and perform and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks. Requires use of discretionary initiative and judgment when handling confidential information.
  3. Ability to design and execute experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a cogent and meaningful manner.
  4. Ability to participate in the preparation of IND submissions, grant applications and publications.
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Please send current CV to Kirsten Rood, PhD at for consideration. See the Stephen Forman, M.D. web page for an overview of research interests at:

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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