Postdoctoral Fellow - Drug Development and Discovery for Myeloid Leukemia

City of Hope

Monrovia, CA

Job posting number: #7213650 (Ref:10024529)

Posted: February 5, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $34.00 - $37.55 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

JOIN US MARCH 5th! You’re invited to a live virtual presentation featuring Ajay Goel, Ph.D., AGAF hosted by City of Hope to share insights on his research and provide valuable information to candidates for his programs during this 20-minute live presentation! Stay for the Q & A session immediately following. We begin at 2 pm and you must register to join: Bring your resume’, your questions and a friend! *All are welcome.

More about Dr Goel here: Ajay Goel, Ph.D., AGAF, Chair, Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics | Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

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.

The laboratories of Dr. Le Xuan Truong Nguyen in the Department of Hematological Malignancies and Translational Sciences are looking for highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Fellows. You will join a well-established group focused on conducting and completing projects leading to publications in high-impact journals. Our work is primarily focused on drug development and discovery of basic mechanisms and novel therapeutic targets of leukemogenesis, and genetic and epigenetic prognostic biomarkers in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We conduct research in discovering potential therapeutic candidates to target mitochondria vulnerability, including a nucleoside analog, small GTPase inhibitor, natural plant extract, and monoclonal and bispecific antibodies.

As a successful candidate you will:

· Lead projects by designing and performing experimental procedures

· Manage data, analyze, and report findings

· Write scientific papers and grants

· Work with PI and other team members to perform experiments in vitro and in vivo

· Utilize the following in vitro skills (not limited to but including):

o Aseptic techniques, cell culture, western blot, RNA/DNA extraction, protein extraction, RT-qPCR, seahorse, northern blot, bacterial transformation, cloning, lentivirus production, etc.

· Utilize the following in vivo skills (not limited to but including):

o Basic routes of administration (oral gavage, intraperitoneal, retro-orbital, subcutaneous, intra-venous injections), blood collection, organ harvesting (spleen, bone marrow, liver, etc.)


· PhD or M.D.

· Preferred experience with molecular signaling, cancer biology, leukemia, and extensive murine work

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: $34.00 - $37.55 / 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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