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Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Biology

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Jul 16, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Computational Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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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

A postdoctoral research fellow position in Computational Biology is immediately available in the lab of Dr. Sergio Branciamore. The group's current research focuses on:
  • Applying statistical mechanics and dynamical systems methods to personalized medicine in complex diseases and cancer
  • Developing and applying computational and bioinformatic methods to study large biological data sets
  • Understanding the role of epigenetics in development, disease, and evolution.

The candidate will be expected to create and apply computational and theoretical methods to investigate biological and clinically relevant systems. Successful applicants will be able to work in a highly diverse and multidisciplinary research environment.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • PhD degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry or computational biology, and a strong motivation to be a part of a multidisciplinary group.
  • The candidate should be proficient in programming in at least one programming language.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
  • Familiarity with information theory, population genetics, and applied mathematics/computational methods are preferred education experiences and skills.

Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Sergio Branciamore's research, please visit here.
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

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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