Research Professor

May 21 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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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.


Position: Senior Oncolytic Virologist to Head a Transformative Laboratory at Beckman Research Institute/City of Hope

Highly progressive, well-funded oncolytic viral lab is seeking experienced research professor to lead overall vector research and development in partnership with a renowned clinician-scientist. Work done in the lab will have immediate clinical relevance with first-in human trials planned within the next 2 years. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and innovative. He/She will lead design, production, and in vitro and in vivo vector analysis and assist with the rapid progress of proprietary vectors from the lab to the patient.

Exciting opportunity for senior oncolytic virologist with robust poxvirus experience to achieve immediate clinical and translational relevance in the field. City of Hope is a freestanding Comprehensive Cancer Center that houses the Beckman Research Institute. These institutions have been on the forefront of translational oncology for many years. With three on-site Good Manufacturing Facilities on site and an extraordinary eye for forecasting and product development, this institution is one of the best in the world at taking scientific innovations from bench-to-bedside.


Design, generate, validate and test existing and novel oncolytic vectors in pre-clinical models with an emphasis on poxvirus vectors and herpes vectors

Assist in advancement of vectors to clinical use

Assist with generation of manuscripts, grants, and education of post-doctoral fellows

Supervise overall lab operations

Any other appropriate tasks

Present findings internally and externally


PhD. Virologic background that includes oncolytic viral experience as well as comfort with viral genome analysis and manipulation, cell and cancer biology, and cancer immunology

Candidate should be highly organized and motivated and demonstrate willingness and ability to collaborate in the interest of elevating the collective

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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