Postdoctoral Fellow - Epigenetic Regulation for Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7188077 (Ref:10023520)

Posted: October 25, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Thank you for your interest. Please note, the purpose of this posting is to recruit for on-going and future positions.

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 Schones lab at City of Hope is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow. Current projects in the lab are related to the epigenetic regulation of the genome and how epigenetic modifications contribute to complex diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancer. There is a strong interest in the epigenetic regulation of repetitive elements of the genome. We are a highly collaborative lab and work with many other groups at CoH and other institutions.

Dr. Schones is committed to providing mentorship and training to achieve the postdoctoral fellow’s unique long-term career goals. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to engage in scientific and professional development, including presenting their work at local and national conferences.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

· PhD or M.D. in biology, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics or other related discipline.

· Successful candidates will also have excellent communication and organizational skills with a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications.

· Ideal candidates should be well versed in molecular biology, cell biology, and/or computational techniques.

· Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: epigenetics, genomics, next-generation sequencing, long-read sequencing, statistics.

Additional Information:

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

· For more information on Dr. Dustin Schones please visit here:

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:#7188077 (Ref:10023520)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
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