Staff Scientist - CAR T Therapeutics

Duarte, California
March 09 2021
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 T Cell Immunotherapy Program at COH is a fast-paced lab involved in cutting-edge technology, research and clinical immunotherapy studies.

Key Responsibilities:
We are currently looking for a Staff Scientist who will lead a translational science team for our CAR T cell clinical trials in brain tumors. This position will interact and collaborate with a team of researchers focused on developing T cell therapies in a translational research environment.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D degree with at least 6 years research experience in the fields of immunology immunotherapy and cancer/brain tumor biology, with experience specifically in T cell therapy and oncolytic virus.
  • The PhD candidate will ideally have considerable experience in the fields of immunology, immunotherapy and cancer/brain tumor biology.
  • Expertise in handling of high-dimensional analysis of primary tissues, including multiparameter flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and/or gene expression profiling and bioinformatics is highly preferred.
  • Immunology expertise, with demonstrated experience in cell biology and animal work.
  • Ability to effectively lead a research team to successfully meet project goals.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse group of scientists involved in the correlative studies.
  • Ability to design and execute laboratory experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to apply/use bioinformatics for analyses and interpretation of RNA- Seq and Single Cell RNA-Seq data is highly preferred.
  • Ability to participate in the preparation of grant applications and scientific publications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Additional Information:
See the Christine Brown, Ph.D. or Stephen Forman, M.D. web pagex for an overview of research interests at: , ,

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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