Postdoctoral Fellow - Talisman Lab

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7063541 (Ref:10005096)

Posted: February 15, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

Postdoctoral F ellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Tijana Jovanovic-Talisman . Biological nanoparticles shed by cells –extracellular vesicles– have recently shown promise in diagnostics. Because they are loaded with disease specific molecules, they represent an excellent biomarker source. The project involves development and application of super-resolution microscopy approach that can quantify extracellular vesicles that contain disease specific molecules. The ultimate goal is to develop diagnostic test for early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
• A Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences, biophysics, chemical engineering or a related discipline is required with less than 3 years of postdoctoral training; experience in microscopy, cell biology, and MatLab programing
• The ability to carry out independent research and prepare manuscripts for publication. Super-resolution microscopy and extracellular vesicle experience is preferred.

Additional Information:
• For more information on Dr. Jovanovic-Talisman’s research, please click here .

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 is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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