Staff Scientist - Immuno-Oncology - Diamond Laboratory

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 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 Diamond Laboratory, in the Dept. of Hematology and HCT has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Scientist with expertise in immuno-oncology focusing on solid tumor research.

There are several projects that have longstanding interest in the laboratory, especially studies of pancreatic cancer in mouse models, and human clinical research. An investigator-initiated clinical trial has been proposed in which the immune modulator Lenvatinib, combined with Pembroluzimab, will be studied in stable pancreatic patients. The Diamond Laboratory will study correlates of clinical success, including flow cytometry, RNA analysis using nano-string technology, and examination of clinical markers of response translated into animal models of pancreatic cancer. There are legacy studies of p53 vaccines that are mainly clinical studies with opportunities in deriving new vaccine constructs using our proprietary platform.

Relevant publications from our group include PLoS One 114(9):e0221810, 2019; CGT, 27:235-245, 2020; CTO 3:363-372, 2019; CCR 24:1315-1325, 2018; bioRxiv -

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D. or M.D/Ph.D. degree in Biological, Biomedical Science or related degree
  • Strong background in molecular biology, cellular immunology, and familiarity with flow cytometry.
  • A minimum of three years post-doctoral experience required.
Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Don Diamond's research please visit, here

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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