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Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Immunotherapy

City of Hope
Duarte, CA
$31.00 - $34.23 / hour
Closing date
Feb 27, 2024

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Life Sciences, Cancer Research
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Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope , where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

The laboratories of Dr. Michael A. Caligiuri and Dr. Jianhua Yu in the Departments of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Immuno-Oncology are looking for several highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Fellows. The group conducts the most forefront science and is highly productive with publications in high-impact journals such as Cell , Nature Biotechnology , Nature Mecine, Nature Immunology , Immunity , Nature Cancer, Cancer Discovery , Science Immunology , Nature Communications , JCI , etc. in recent years. For more information about Dr. Jianhua Yu's lab, please visit here.

As a successful candidate, you will:
  • Devise, plan, document and advance basic science and translational projects in either of the following four areas: 1) NK cell biology including NK cell development and cell signaling 2) Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) 3) oncolytic virotherapy 4) chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) natural killer (NK), CAR macrophages, CAR T cells, and bispecific antibodies.
  • Collect data for grant applications, prepare manuscripts for publication, and present findings at local, state, national, and international meetings.
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members and external partners from academia and industry.
  • Train and supervise technical staff.

Your qualifications should include:
  • Recent PhD in the field of either immunology, virology, or cancer immunotherapy with a strong background.
  • Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by high-impact peer-reviewed publications.
  • Previous experience in working with animal models and flow cytometry.
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written.
  • Commitment to the laboratory for at least three years.
  • Preferred qualifications: iPSC experience.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here .



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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