Postdoctoral Fellow - Immuno-Oncology

July 20 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About City of Hope

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Requisition ID: 14298

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Immuno-Oncology

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow. Research in the Leo Wang lab in the Department of Immunooncology focuses on using mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics to identify activated protein pathways responsible for cell state or fate decisions. One of our main interests in the lab, a collaboration with Christine Brown's group, seeks to use proteomics to improve the efficacy and persistence of solid-tumor targeted chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells.

For more information aboutDr. Wang's research, please click here.

Duties will include:

  • Design, coordinate, and execute scientific projects;
  • Oversee students and other trainees in the lab;
  • Record data and analyze results meticulously, keeping accurate and detailed logs;
  • Help to prepare presentations and written articles for publication;
  • Prepare laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and maintain equipment.

Candidates will receive training in the safe handling of toxic chemicals, biohazards, animals, and other reagents. Candidates may also work with emitters of radiation.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, MD, or a related discipline is required, as well as several years of laboratory experience;
  • Ability to work productively and meticulously, and thrive in a fast paced and challenging, start-up research environment;
  • Ability to develop cohesive team relationships;
  • Goodverbal and written communication skills;
  • Must take initiative, and be able to logically and effectively structure tasks, organize, and set priorities;
  • Must be able to respond effectively to constructive feedback;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data statistically and to present it logically;
  • Creative, energetic, enthusiastic, and a positive outlook required.

Preferred Education and Skills

  • Strong background in cellular or molecular immunology;

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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