Postdoctoral Fellow - Antibody Engineering for Cancer Therapy

Employer
City of Hope
Location
Duarte, California
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Feb 5, 2022

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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

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is immediately available the department partment of Immunology and Theranostics at the Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope.

Dr. Yazaki's research focuses on the development of novel antibody-based molecules for the imaging and therapy of cancer. The scope includes recombinant antibodies, antibody fragments, fusion proteins, nanoparticles, conjugation chemistry, animal models, PET and NIR fluorescence imaging, radioimmunotherapy, photodynamic therapy, cGMP manufacture and translation into the clinic.

This postdoctoral project offer specialized training in protein design, cloning, expression, purification, biophysical characterization, preclinical animal models, radionuclide/optical imaging and therapy and translation to first-in man clinical studies.

Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to be capable of working rigorously and independently to drive their projects to success. Communication skills (oral and written) are key, and the postdoctoral researcher is expected to present results at professional society conferences and prepare first-author papers each year. City of Hope provide strong support for scientific writing and presentations (abstracts, manuscripts, grant applications and other materials) and offer guidance and opportunities for mentoring (i.e. training graduate students), all in a rich research environment with expertise in antibody engineering, molecular imaging, immunology, and translational sciences for postdocs who want to pursuit a career in academia or industry.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D inLife or Biological Sciences and/or related field.
  • Strong background in antibody engineering.
  • Experience in protein design, molecular biology, biochemistry, animal models and/or immunology.

Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Paul Yazaki's research, please visit here: here.
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

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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City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 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 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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