Postdoctoral Fellow - Drug Resistance in Hematologic Malignancies

City of Hope

Monrovia, CA

Job posting number: #7204068 (Ref:10023183)

Posted: January 3, 2024

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. Pamela Becker. The research objectives of the Becker laboratory are to determine how individual patterns of mutations, gene expression and phenotype (stem vs. differentiated) correlate with drug sensitivity in blood cancers; to optimize precision medicine approaches using high throughput drug screens with custom drug panels for each disorder; and to develop new therapeutic modalities for myeloid malignancies targeting mutations or the microenvironment.The laboratory also utilizes patient-derived xenografts of myeloid malignancy to validate the in vitro studies.

For more information on Dr. Becker’s lab please visit here.

As a successful candidate, you will:

· Directly work on identifying mechanisms contributing to drug resistance in hematologic malignancies and discovering new targets and therapy.

· Utilize skills in the lab to include high throughput multicolor flow cytometry, immunofluorescence microscopy, Western blotting, cell biology methods, cell transfection, high throughput drug screening, single cell mutation analysis, bulk and single cell RNAseq, mouse handling (transplantation, drug treatment, blood collection).


· PhD or M.D.

· Experience working with mice preferred.

· Experience in multi parameter flow cytometry, biochemistry, molecular/cell biology techniques.

· Strong communication skills and collaborative mindset

· Experience with statistical analysis and data presentation

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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