Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Immunotherapy
Job posting number: #7055311
Posted: January 15, 2019
Job DescriptionAbout 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.
Postdoctoral fellowship position in cancer immunology/immunotherapy is available in the laboratory of Dr. Peter P. Lee, Billy Wilder Endowed Professor and Chair, Dept. of Immuno-Oncology at the Beckman Research Institute. The Beckman Research Institute is an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution, and a designated Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. The City of Hope’s Beckman Research Institute provides an environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.
The focus of the project is on developing a novel acoustic ultrasound technology to selectively kill cancer cells, and to combine this with immunotherapy. This project is a close collaboration with engineering and chemistry faculty at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The project involves animal cancer models, cell culture, and immunology using state-of-the-art technologies including 14-18 color flow cytometry, spectral imaging histology, and next generation sequencing.
Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, City of Hope is in a serene community in which to live and work. The subtropical and semi-arid climate offers year-round outdoor activity. An hour’s drive in different directions can take you to ocean beaches, snow skiing, or desert camping. It is close enough to take advantage of the benefits of city life, but far enough to enjoy living in a peaceful environment.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
• A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.
• For more information about Dr. Lee's research, please visit https://www.cityofhope.org/people/lee-peter.
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.