Postdoctoral Fellow - Cellular Immunology

Duarte, California
March 27 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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 in the Department of Diabetes Immunology. This candidate will develop her/his work with Dr. Enrique Montero and Dr. Bart Roep. This position is open in the Department of Diabetes Immunology, which was recently created within the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at the City of Hope.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • This candidate will contribute to a team committed to cure type 1 diabetes. In particular, the research plan is focused on the development of novel molecular therapeutics entities, aiming to target the autoimmune response and protect the insulin-producing cells from the inflammatory microenvironment.
  • Will also have the unique opportunity of contributing to a translational research program and working with renowned specialists in the fields of immunology, diabetes, and biotechnology.
  • Will be exposed to novel proprietary technologies developed at the City of Hope.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Experience in cellular immunology is needed.
  • Candidates should have experience in isolation, activation, and expansion of human lymphocytes in culture, flow cytometry, single-cell sorting, cell imaging, enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISpot), Cytokine Secretion Assay, and other lymphocyte function tests.
  • Experience in molecular biology, ELISA, and immunohistochemistry are desirable.
  • Notions on cell transformation process with viral vectors and in vivo imaging are a plus.

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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