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Staff Scientist - Immunology and Theranostics

Employer
City of Hope
Location
Duarte, California
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Feb 11, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Immunology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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Job Details

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

We are seeking a Staff Scientist to become part of the research team headed by Dr. Anna Wu, Professor and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Theranostics, Art Riggs Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute.

The Staff Scientist series is designed as a step towards faculty transition for highly accomplished and driven research professionals whose primary function is to support the research infrastructure and activities of the institution. Staff Scientists will bring special skills, knowledge and supervisory experience to research programs or institutional core laboratories. Individuals appointed as staff scientists will receive a one-year fixed-term contract.

The candidate will be working within a multidisciplinary group on research projects developing engineered antibodies for immunoPET and targeted therapy of cancer. Experimental approaches include protein engineering (design, production, purification and conjugation), molecular cancer biology, immuno-oncology, molecular imaging (immunoPET/CT) and translational research. Our research efforts are supported by outstanding core facilities including Analytical Cytometry, Animal Resource Center, Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, Pathology and the Small Animal Imaging Core (equipped with a PET/CT, 7T MRI/PET, and optical imaging instrumentation). The candidate is expected to be capable of working rigorously and independently, and excellent communication skills (oral and written) are necessary. Evidence of significant contributions to peer-reviewed publications is desired.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Must hold a Ph.D. or MS in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry and is expected to have a minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: antibody/protein engineering, molecular biology, cell biology, or immunology.
  • Experience in molecular imaging, preclinical models of cancer and/or inflammatory diseases (handling of mice), pharmacokinetics or protein conjugation and radiolabeling is desired.

Additional Information:
  • Please submit your current CV/resume along with a cover letter highlighting your research accomplishments, a brief statement explaining how your past research ties in with the goals of our laboratory, and future career plans.
  • 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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