Postdoctoral Fellow - Feng Lab | Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Immunology

February 21 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Job ID: 10899

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Feng Lab | Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Immunology

Dr. Mingye Feng's laboratory at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow!

About Dr. Feng:

Dr. Feng did his postdoctoral training with Dr. Irving Weissman at Stanford University on cancer immunology. Dr. Weissman is a world-leading expert in hematopoiesis and cancer immunology. He pioneered studies to understand the roles of tumor-associated macrophages in cancer immunosurveillance. He discovered CD47 as a don't eat me signal on cancer cells to protect them from elimination by macrophages, and the antibody targeting CD47 is currently in clinical trials for multiple types of human cancers.

Dr. Feng is an awardee of the Damon Runyon Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, and the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from NIH. His laboratory employs cutting-edge techniques to understand mechanisms of macrophages in cancer immunosurveillance, identify don't eat me signals on various hematopoietic malignant and solider tumor cells, and develop novel cancer immunotherapies targeting metastatic cancer cells. Cancer immunotherapy is one of the most important breakthroughs in the development of cancer treatment approaches. As one of the largest populations of immune cells in human body and the major components of primary tumors and the metastatic sites, macrophages are potentially key effectors mediating tumor immunosurveillance and thus one of the most promising fields in cancer immunology.

More information regarding Dr. Feng's laboratory (research, publications, etc.) can be found at

Positon Summary and Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will utilize a combination of in vitro cell biological, molecular biological and immunological assays and in vivo models to study interactions between cancer cells and macrophages and develop strategies to enable macrophage-mediated cancer immunotherapies. Translational medicine is highly promoted at City of Hope. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with clinicians at the Helford Clinical Research Hospital at City of Hope to translate research work in the laboratory to clinically viable reagents and therapies. The position is available immediately with competitive salary and benefits. The ideal candidate should have strong background in cell biology, cancer biology and immunology, excellent verbal and written skills and integral working ethics.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • A Ph.D. degree in cell biology, cancer biology, immunology or a related discipline is required.
  • Strong background in cell biology, cancer biology and immunology.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and integral working ethics.

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world.

City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, withcommunityclinicsthroughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields ofbonemarrowtransplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthroughcancerdrugsbased on technology developed at the institution.

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.


#Cancer Biology #Cell Biology #Immunology #Biochemistry #MolecularBiology

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