Postdoctoral Fellow - T cell-mediated Th17 Immunity
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.
The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow in T cell biology to study the function of Th17 cells which mediate both pathogenic immunity responsible for autoimmunity such as multiple sclerosis and protective immunity against infection by bacteria and fungus.
Research funded by NIH for next five years will focus on the molecular mechanisms responsible for ROR?t-dependent Th17 immunity, referring to (Nature Immunology, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28846085 ;
Nature Communications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30451821 ; PNAS, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29282318 ; Journal of Immunology, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30567733 ). Our research topics are closely related to the development of drugs for treatment of autoimmunity, and thus the recent postdoctoral fellows are recruited by pharmaceuticals (Eli Lilly) and academics as faculty.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required;
- Experimental approaches require the candidate to be familiar with basic immunology knowledge as well as techniques for manipulation of T cells and mouse models of T cell-mediated immunity;
- Publication record to demonstrate academic excellence in research.
City of Hope is a NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center with state-of-the-art facilities and a friendly environment. The institute is located in the greater Los Angeles area with sunshine much of the year and a wonderfully diverse culture. For more information, see Dr. Sun's website for more information: https://www.cityofhope.org/people/sun-zuoming .
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