Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Immunotherapy

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7090339 (Ref:10010087-4)

Posted: December 8, 2021

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. City of Hope is a leader in cell therapy currently with 50 CAR-T cell clinical trials ongoing.

Position Summary

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation under Dr. Jianhua Yu and Dr. Michael Caligiuri. This candidate will be supporting one of our many projects focusing on NK cell biology, cancer immunotherapy through engineered CAR T and/or CAR NK cells, oncolytic virotherapy, antibody development, stem cell (including iPSCs) research, depending on the individual's interests and strengths.

Education, experience, and skills required for consideration:
  • PhD degree in Life Sciences or related field with a strong background and profound knowledge in the field of either virology, immunology, cancer immunology or immunotherapy
  • Previous experience in working with animal models of human cancers
  • Literature knowledge of one of the research areas mentioned above
  • Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by high-impact peer-reviewed publications
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written
  • Commitment to the program at least for three years

Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Jianhua Yu's research please visit here .
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

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 a disability.


  • Posting Date: Apr 12, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

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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