Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunotherapy and Cancer Biology

City of Hope

Monrovia, CA

Job posting number: #7109828 (Ref:10017838)

Posted: September 7, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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 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 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.

Position Summary

The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Ling Li’s laboratory to pursue groundbreaking biomedical research in immunotherapy and cancer biology. Our goal is to do the best science, while training to be the next generation of scientific leaders. The successful candidate will have the opportunity of addressing ambitious research questions in areas such as characterization of immunosuppressive driver in multiple leukemia subtypes using cutting-edge methodologies: single-cell level transcriptomics/proteomics, high-throughput CRISPR screening and micro-environment modeling in knock-in and humanized mouse models, drug screening platform, etc. We offer a top-notch research environment with ideas, projects, resources, infrastructure, global collaborations, and mindset for innovative research. The laboratory led by PI has conducted the most forefront science and is highly productive with publications in high-impact journals in the past few years.

Responsibilities of the position will include but not limit to: in vivo disease modeling, customized sequencing library preparation, interpretation of genomic and biomedical data, manuscript writing, postdoc fellowship application, and research work presentation.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences looking to pursue an academic career in biomedical research
  • Background Cell/Molecular/Developmental biology, immunology, hematology, or other biomedical science are all encouraged to apply.
  • Prior experience in immunology, next-generation sequencing, cancer genomics/biology, molecular mechanism study, mouse modeling, etc. are highly valued.

Additional Information:

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.

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