Postdoc Fellow, Developing Novel Methods for Targeting and Attacking Leukemia Cells

Monrovia, California
May 06 2020
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 6000 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. Ya-Huei Kuo in the Department of Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science.

This is an opportunity to participate in a multidisciplinary team work to study information flow and state-transition at multi-dimensional scales in leukemia progression; and to identify and validate mechanisms contributing to leukemia transformation, immune evasion and therapy resistance.

Our research goals are to discover mechanisms of leukemogenesis and leukemia stem cell persistence; to develop mechanism-based targeted therapeutics; and to deliver useful tools to monitor and predict disease progression or therapy response. The laboratory utilizes mouse models of leukemia combined with biochemistry, functional genomics, high-throughput sequencing and mathematical modeling approaches.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in life sciences.
  • Experience working with mice.
  • Expertise in flow cytometry, biochemistry, molecular/cell biology techniques.
  • Strong publication record.

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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