Postdoctoral Fellow - Epigenetic Mechanisms and Translational Regulation

Duarte, California
August 09 2019
Life Sciences
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 laboratory of Dr. Yanzhong Yang, at the Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics. The lab is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the epigenetic regulation of gene expression in development and human diseases. The Yang lab has strong research focus on transcription regulation and RNA metabolism. In particular, the lab utilizes biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetic mouse models to investigate the role of protein arginine methylation in normal development and human diseases.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell or developmental biology. Skills with common epigenetic techniques and mouse models are preferred. The candidate should be self-motivated, with a proven track record of productivity.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.
  • Strong interest in basic and translational research.
  • Strong work ethic, meticulous and detail-oriented record keeping habits.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Evidence of productivity reflected in first author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Good problem-solving skills and passion to follow relevant literature.
  • Ability to conduct independent research, and work effectively in a team.
Preferred education, experience, and skills:
  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cellular or Developmental Biology;
  • Experience in handling animal models;
  • Experience with epigenetic techniques.

Additional Information:
  • Please include your CV, a list of three references, and a summary of research interests with your application;
  • For more information about Dr. Yang's research, please visit: (frankie) .

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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