Postdoctoral Fellow - Diabetes Immunology

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7144490 (Ref:10020947)

Posted: May 10, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: $31.00 - $34.23 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at theBeckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

A Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity is immediately available for the highly motivated individual in the laboratory of Dr. Alberto Pugliese, MD in the AR-DMRI Department of Diabetes Immunology. The research is highly translational and primarily focused on human type 1 diabetes.

The major ongoing projects are investigating miRNA biomarkers, pancreas pathology, and novel therapeutics, also in the context of the analysis of live pancreas tissue from organ donors obtained from the Network for Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD), of which Dr. Pugliese is Executive Co-Director, and in future clinical trials. Upcoming studies are projected to include the analysis of samples from patients with type 1 diabetes participating in clinical trials, with trials expected to start in late 2023 and 2024. Additional studies involve analysis of samples from recipients of pancreas-kidney transplant in the context of recurrent type 1 diabetes.

As a successful candidate, you will:

· You must have experience with flow cytometry, molecular biology techniques, cell culture, microscopy, tissue processing, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, data analysis (gene expression data, flow cytometry data, etc). While our research is primarily focused on human specimens, animal studies are used on occasion.

· PhD or M.D.

· Pre-doctoral experience/training in type 1 diabetes research desirable but not an absolute requirement

· Familiarity with computer software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, databases) and basic statistical principles

Additional Information:

· For more information on nPOD please visit here: https://npod.org/

· For more information on the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute please visit here: https://www.cityofhope.org/research/riggs-institute/diabetes-milestones-and-history

· For more information on The Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes please visit here: https://www.cityofhope.org/research/riggs-institute/wanek-project/wanek-family-project-team

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $31.00 - $34.23 / hour

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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