Postdoctoral Fellow - Protein Engineering in T Cell Therapeutics Research

Duarte, California
April 27 2019
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 6,000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow. 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 TCTRL currently has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow who will develop chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies and other immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. The postdoctoral candidate will ideally have expertise in the field of protein engineering, particularly with experience engineering antibodies or other binding moieties. Experience with yeast surface display or other display technologies (e.g. phage display, ribosome display, etc.) is required. This position will interact and collaborate with a team of research scientists with similar interests in developing T cell therapies.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required;
  • Research experience in the field of protein engineering and proficiency using yeast surface display or other display technologies; a publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Ability to effectively develop a project in a translational research environment in order to successfully meet project goals.
  • Ability to design and execute experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to participate in the preparation of IND submissions, grant applications and scientific publications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information:
  • See the Stephen Forman, M.D. web page for an overview of research interests here .

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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