Postdoctoral Fellow - Radiation Oncology and Immuno-Oncology

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7127298 (Ref:10020477)

Posted: March 6, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope's mission is to deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913,City of Hopehas grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope research has been the basis fornumerous breakthrough cancer medicines, as well as human synthetic insulin and monoclonal antibodies. With an independent, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center at its core, City of Hope brings a uniquely integrated model to patients spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, and innovation initiatives. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, andtreatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. City of Hope’s affiliated group of organizations includesTranslational Genomics Research InstituteandAccessHopeTM. For more information about City of Hope, follow us onFacebook,Twitter,YouTube,InstagramandLinkedIn.

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.

Position Summary

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Heather McGee, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Immuno-oncology, in the Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope. Dr. McGee is looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow who is eager to work hard, be challenged scientifically, hone his/her critical thinking skills, and test new hypotheses in creative ways. The postdoctoral researcher must have a background in immunology, tumor immunology or a related field. Experience with murine tumor models and multicolor flow cytometry is essential.

The scientific goals of the McGee lab are to identify key molecular and immunologic pathways that can be targeted to enhance the immune response to radiation as it relates to tissue-resident immune cells such as innate lymphoid cells (ILCs). Research in the McGee lab spans the entire spectrum from cell culture experiments to in vivo experiments with transgenic mouse models and knock-in reporter mice. The postdoctoral fellow will utilize techniques including the development of new murine tumor models, targeted murine irradiation, multicolor flow cytometry, molecular biology, multiplex immunofluorescence, and single cell RNA sequencing/ spatial transcriptomics to dissect biologic mechanisms activated by radiation that influence ILCs in the liver and lung tumor microenvironments.

The postdoctoral fellow will play a leading role in NIH-funded research and have the opportunity to be first author on presentations and publications that stem from this work. In addition, if the candidate has computational experience or is interested in learning about computational techniques for immuno-oncology, there is potential to hone these skills as well as part of a collaboration with another lab.

Dr. McGee emphasizes mentorship and has regular one-on-one meetings with all members of the lab to ensure that they feel like valued members of the team. Dr. McGee is eager to mentor postdoctoral fellows of all backgrounds who want to develop a productive career in academics. She is committed to providing career opportunities (i.e. conference presentations, career development awards) to help the post-doctoral fellow achieve his or her career goals.

Dr. McGee is building a team of motivated, driven, creative and collaborative scientists and invites you to join her team.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • A Ph.D. degree in immunology, tumor immunology or a related discipline is required with at least 1 first author publication.
  • Proficiency with murine tumor models and multicolor flow cytometry.
  • Motivation to work hard and see projects through from the beginning to the end (i.e. publication).
  • A desire to work in a collaborative lab environment that values motivation, hard work, initiative, scientific rigor and creativity.

Additional information:

  • Pay Rate: $31.00-$34.23
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • Dr. McGee’s research is supported by an NIH R00 grant from the National Cancer Institute, the City of Hope Chancellor’s Award, and a generous start-up package from City of Hope.
  • Research findings from Dr. McGee and colleagues have been published in Nature, Nature Communications, Cancer Immunology Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Immunology, Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer, International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* and Physics, and other journals.
  • For consideration, please email your resume to Dr. McGeeat [email protected]

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

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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