Postdoctoral Fellow - Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research

City of Hope

Monrovia, CA

Job posting number: #7146332 (Ref:10021591)

Posted: May 22, 2023

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

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

A Postdoctoral Fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. Guido Marcucci, Department of Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science of City of Hope, is presently being recruited.

The Marcucci laboratory studies the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and related myeloid malignancies/premalignancies and the development of new treatments for them based on these discoveries. Work in the lab utilizes both genetically engineered mouse models, patient-derived AML xenograft models, and in vitro systems. Techniques commonly used include: molecular biology, protein characterization including western blotting, flow cytometry, immunology, tissue culture, and microscopy, including the use of fluorescent probes.

The ideal candidate will have experience in cancer drug development, pharmacology, cancer immunology, flow cytometry, cell culture, mouse xenograft models, molecular biology techniques including cloning and qPCR.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

· PhD/MD degree in a relevant field

· Ability to effectively lead other scientists in a translational research environment in order to successfully meet deadlines and perform and prioritize simultaneous tasks. Requires use of discretion and judgment when handling confidential information.

· Ability to design and execute experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a cogent and meaningful manner.

· Ability to produce first drafts of grant proposals, study protocols and manuscripts for publication of research findings.

· Under minimal direction of the Principal Investigator, directs the work pertaining to assigned projects including supervision of technical lab staff. Responsible for the development and execution of major research projects and performs state-of-the-art, complex research projects in collaboration with researchers within the group/department and outside of the lab, making significant, original contributions including authorship or co-authorship of published findings.

· Ensures that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with City of Hope safety, animal and human specimen use regulations.

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

· For a complete list of Publications please visit here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/guido.marcucci.1/bibliography/40967843/public/?sort=date&direction=descending

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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Job posting number:#7146332 (Ref:10021591)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
Duarte,California
United States
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