Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Immunosurveillance and Immunotherapy
Job posting number: #7093263 (Ref:10015070)
Posted: December 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.
City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.
Dr. Mingye Feng’s laboratory at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Feng is an awardee of the V Scholar Award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, the Damon Runyon – Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from NIH, and NIH R01 grants. His laboratory employs cutting-edge techniques to understand mechanisms of macrophages in cancer immunosurveillance, identify immune checkpoints and ligands on various hematopoietic malignant and solider tumor cells with high-throughput screening and protein engineering approaches developed in the lab, and develop novel cancer immunotherapies targeting metastatic cancer cells. Cancer immunotherapy is one of the most important breakthroughs in the development of cancer treatment approaches. As one of the largest populations of immune cells in human body and the major components of primary tumors and the metastatic sites, macrophages are key effectors mediating tumor immunosurveillance and thus macrophage-based cancer immunotherapy is one of the most promising fields in cancer immunology and the next generation of cancer immunotherapy.
The successful candidate will utilize a combination of in vitro cell biological, molecular biological and immunological assays, large-scale high-throughput screening approaches (CRISPR screen, drug screen, etc.) and in vivo models to study interactions between cancer cells and macrophages and develop strategies to enable macrophage-mediated cancer immunotherapies. The position is available immediately with highly competitive salary and benefits.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- A Ph.D. degree in cell biology, cancer biology, immunology or a related discipline is required.
- Experience in cell biology, cancer biology and immunology along with excellent verbal and written skills and integral working ethics.
As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
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.