Postdoctoral Fellow - Molecular Biology

Location
Monrovia, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
September 27 2019
Ref
14856-TBE
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Andrea Bild at the City of Hope Cancer Institute for a creative and motivated individual to work on a project associated with breast tumor heterogeneity, subclonal evolution, and response to drug therapy. This funded project is part of the prestigious Cancer Systems Biology Consortium: https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/dcb/research-programs/csbc , and provides an opportunity to lead systems biology focused projects and interact with leaders in the field.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • The scientist will study the evolution of tumor heterogeneity during development of refractory disease.
  • The project involves analysis of patient cells in 3-dimensional cultures, drug screening, and oncogenic signaling in refractory tumor cells.
  • The scientist will work closely with the PI in developing and implementing the project, together with a team of medical oncologists, systems biologists, mathematicians, and biologists.
  • The collaborative environment at the City of Hope and the discovery-based nature of this project will foster multidisciplinary thinking, and will provide the potential for advancing expertise in cutting-edge technologies.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. degree in cellular and molecular biology, systems biology, or related discipline.
  • Must have previous first author publications

Additional Information:
  • For more information about Dr. Bild's research, please click here .
  • When applying for the position, please include a cover letter with a statement of research interests and how they relate to this project, an updated CV and contact information for 3-5 references.

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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