Postdoctoral Fellow - Structural Biology and Cancer Therapeutics
Job posting number: #7091927 (Ref:10014174)
Posted: January 11, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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.
We currently have a Postdoctoral Fellowship position within a research team headed by Dr. Jeff Perry, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics, and member of the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer. We are looking for a post-doctoral candidate with experience in protein crystallography and/or biophysical methods that include isothermal calorimetry and surface plasmon resonance.
The Perry laboratory uses structural biology approaches, together with fragment-based drug discovery, computer-aided drug discovery approaches and biochemical assays to target key proteins driving carcinogenesis. This DoD funded position is for a postdoctoral trainee interested in aiding the development of cancer therapeutics against a novel therapeutic target.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Devise, plan, document and advance basic science-based projects in the area of structural biology and drug discovery.
- Generate data for grant applications and prepare manuscripts for publication.
- Work in close collaboration with other team members and external collaborators, including presentation of progress internally or externally.
- Train and supervise technical staff.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related discipline is required.
- Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by peer-reviewed publications.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced research environment and manage multiple projects and collaborations.
- Strong team player with excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written.
- 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 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.