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Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunotherapy and Cancer Biology

City of Hope
Monrovia, California
Closing date
Oct 4, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Cancer Research
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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 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 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 of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Ling Li's laboratory to pursue groundbreaking biomedical research in immunotherapy and cancer biology. Our goal is to do the best science, while training to be the next generation of scientific leaders. The successful candidate will have the opportunity of addressing ambitious research questions in areas such as characterization of immunosuppressive driver in multiple leukemia subtypes using cutting-edge methodologies: single-cell level transcriptomics/proteomics, high-throughput CRISPR screening and micro-environment modeling in knock-in and humanized mouse models, drug screening platform, etc. We offer a top-notch research environment with ideas, projects, resources, infrastructure, global collaborations, and mindset for innovative research. The laboratory led by PI has conducted the most forefront science and is highly productive with publications in high-impact journals in the past few years.

Responsibilities of the position will include but not limit to: in vivo disease modeling, customized sequencing library preparation, interpretation of genomic and biomedical data, manuscript writing, postdoc fellowship application, and research work presentation.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences looking to pursue an academic career in biomedical research
  • Background Cell/Molecular/Developmental biology, immunology, hematology, or other biomedical science are all encouraged to apply.
  • Prior experience in immunology, next-generation sequencing, cancer genomics/biology, molecular mechanism study, mouse modeling, etc. are highly valued.

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • Applicants are welcome to submit a CV with full list of publications, a cover letter of training background and future research plans and contact information of at least 3 references.
  • For more information about Dr. Li's laboratory and research, please visit: and

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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