Post-doctoral Fellow-Clinical Cutaneous Lymphoma Fellowship

Duarte, California
May 16 2021
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 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

Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, seeks better treatment options for cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL), a rare form of lymphoma that first appears on the skin but can also spread to lymph nodes and internal organs. City of Hope is one of the few institutions in the country that offers clinical trials to treat cutaneous lymphomas. Dr. Querfeld leads a multidisciplinary team of experts, including medical and radiation oncologists, pioneering treatments for CTCL and its subtypes. Dr. Querfeld's laboratory investigations are focused on the microenvironment in CTCL funded by NIH-NCI R01 and LLS scholar grants.

The Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Program at City of Hope (lead: Christiane Querfeld, MD, PhD) is offering a 2-year fellowship in cutaneous lymphoma. The position will provide a broad experience in patient care, clinical trials and various clinical research projects. Requirements include a medical degree from a recognized university and preferably one year of experience in medicine and/or dermatology. Applicants who have completed dermatology training are also preferred. Applicants from outside of North America must have passed the USMLE. Proficiency in English is needed.

Key Responsibilities include:

The fellow will participate in a multidisciplinary team closely working with faculty and teams from pathology, radiation oncology, and hematology/hematopoietic cell transplantation. The f ellow's responsibilities will include updating and maintaining cutaneous lymphoma registries, recruiting patients for trials and registries, writing clinical protocols and pursuing clinical research projects that includes manuscript preparation. The cutaneous lymphoma fellow will attend the dermatology-dermatopathology conferences, journal clubs, and participate in the presentations for the Cutaneous Lymphoma Tumor board and other selected City of Hope conferences. The fellows will also have an opportunity to present their work at a national conference such as American Academy of Dermatology or Society for Investigative Dermatology. Preference will be given to those who have completed a residency in internal medicine or dermatology, have an interest in pursuing an academic career, completed their internship year.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

The Required Education and Skills to apply are:
  • USMLE transcripts (Steps 1, 2 CK, 2 CS and 3 if applicable)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three strong letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Ability to effectively work and collaborate in a research environment in order to successfully meet deadlines and perform and prioritize simultaneous tasks. Requires use of discretion and judgment when handling confidential information.
  • Ability to design and execute research projects and present data in a cogent and meaningful manner.
  • Candidate be industrious, has sound technical skills and capable drafting grant proposals, research protocols and manuscripts.
  • Under minimal direction of the Principal Investigator, works and is responsible for the development and execution of major research project and collaboration with the other researchers.

Interested applicants should send a required cover letter, brief statement of their interests and career goals with the aforementioned items.

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.

  • Posting Date: Mar 18, 2021
  • Job Field: Clinical Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

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