Postdoctoral Fellow - Critical Signals That Affect Stem Cell Differentiation - Dhawan Laboratory

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7063552 (Ref:10001318)

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 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.

Position Summary

The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Sangeeta Dhawan, at the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute .


Th e lab is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the epigenetic regulation of pancreatic beta-cell mass in health and diabetes. In addition, the lab is interested in the dynamics of beta-cell diversity, islet organization and cell-cell interaction in fetal and neonatal development. The Dhawan lab utilizes genetic mouse models, molecular biology and epigenetic techniques to study the cellular identity, function, remodeling, and survival of beta-cells in physiological and pathological conditions.


The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in molecular biology and cell or developmental biology. Experience with epigenetic techniques and rodent models preferred. The candidate should be self-motivated, with a proven track record of productivity.

Qualifications
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • PhD in Molecular, Cellular or Developmental Biology.
  • Strong interest in diabetes research.
  • Extensive experience with basic molecular biology skills.
  • Experience with tissue collection, histology, immunohistochemistry, and cell sorting.
  • Experience with cell culture, immunofluorescence, and flow cytometry.
  • Strong work ethic, meticulous and detail-oriented record keeping habits.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Evidence of productivity reflected in first author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Good problem solving skills and passion to follow relevant literature.
  • Ability to conduct independent research, and work effectively in a team.
Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Experience in handling animal models.
  • Experience with epigenetic techniques.
Additional Information:
  • Please include your CV, a list of three references, and a summary of research interest.
  • For more information about Dr. Dhawan’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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