Postdoctoral Fellow- Cancer Genomics

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7063543 (Ref:10004798)

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 4000 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.

Position Summary:
The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow .

Clinical cancer genomics research at City of Hope investigates multiple approaches that utilize the latest findings in cancer genetics in order to improve the prevention, treatment and support of those with hereditary cancers. For more information click here

Our successful candidate will work primarily in a dry lab, focused on genomic cancer risk and outcome studies. They will support and perform activities in a matrix clinical research setting with Dr. Jeffrey N. Weitzel. They will leverage the resources of the Clinical Cancer Genomics Community Research Network (CCGCRN) and conduct research activities on related NIH-funded studies. The CCGCRN is a large research group of over 40 collaborating sites in the United States, Mexico and South America. The cornerstone of this network is the City of Hope Hereditary Cancer Research Registry (Molecular Genetic Studies in Cancer Patients and their Relatives; IRB# 96144), a prospective research registry protocol initiated at the City of Hope in 1996, by principal investigator Jeffrey Weitzel, MD.

City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913.


Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:
Must have a relevant field
Must have experience in Bioinformatics and/or genomic data analysis

About Dr. Weitzel:
Jeffrey N. Weitzel, MD is Chief of the Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics and the Cancer Screening & Prevention Program at the City of Hope. Dr. Weitzel is Board Certified in clinical genetics and medical oncology, and he is a Professor of Oncology and Population Sciences. He is the inaugural holder of the Dr. Norman and Melinda Payson Professorship in Medical Oncology. At the vanguard of precision prevention, Dr. Weitzel’s multidisciplinary clinical, research, and training programs emphasize translational research in genomic cancer risk assessment, chemoprevention, targeted therapy, clinical and psychosocial outcomes, as well as genomic epidemiology and implementation research in underserved minorities and in Latin America. He is a Breast Cancer Research Fund scholar and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Human Genetics, the NCCN Genetics/Familial Risk Assessment practice guidelines committee and the American Association for Cancer Education. Dr. Weitzel is the principal investigator for the City of Hope Clinical Cancer Genomics Community Research Network and founded the Cancer Genomics Education Program, funded in part by the National Cancer Institute.

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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