Research Associate, Postdoc, and Research Faculty positions - Mathematical Oncology

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Jun 5, 2022

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Life Sciences, Oncology
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Thank you for your interest. Please note, the purpose of this posting is to recruit for on-going and future positions.

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

The Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope is looking for research talent of all levels to work in the Division of Mathematical Oncology and provide service for the Biostatistics and Mathematical Oncology Core (BMOC) Shared Resource and will be responsible for mathematical modeling in a wide range of applications aligned with ongoing research at City of Hope, with a primary focus on cancer and including diabetes and metabolism.

About the Division of Mathematical Oncology

Established in 2015, the Division of Mathematical Oncology seeks to translate mathematics, physics and evolution-based research to clinical care. The Division is committed to both developing and applying novel technics of mathematics and physics to translational problems in oncology. To this end, the candidate should be dedicated to multidisciplinary research and demonstrate a track record of publications involving collaborative research in mathematics, physics, engineering, oncology or a closely related field.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities vary depending on the specific job position. All positions require a demonstrated ability to communicate scientific findings and mathematical concepts to both technical and lay audiences, both in written form and verbally. Candidates must have the ability to perform basic scientific computing, in the form of scripting or programming in one or more languages. The candidate will be expected to present research findings during regular group meetings, and depending on the position, to larger audiences at the institution and external audiences. All candidates must be comfortable with independent learning and demonstrate an ability to identify algorithms or computational methods required to perform analysis and solve mathematical equations such as ordinary and partial differential equations. All candidates are expected to work well in interdisciplinary teams composed of biologists, clinicians, and computational researchers.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Research Associates - Must have a Bachelor's Degree, Master's Preferred in mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, or a related field.
  • Postdoc, Staff Scientist, and Assistant Research Professor Faculty positions: - Must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, or a related field.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
  • Knowledge of biological data sources (e.g. NCBI, Ensembl, Cosmic, TCGA, etc.)
  • Proficiency with at least one of the following high-level programming languages: R, Python, MATLAB, Julia
  • Experience in a Unix and cluster computing environments
  • Strong knowledge of mathematical models in cancer
  • Experience with statistical and exploratory data analysis techniques
  • Experience with analyzing high throughput genomic data is beneficial

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • To apply: Please send currentCV/resume and a cover letter to Dr. Russell

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.


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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