Postdoctoral Fellow - Diabetes Complications and Metabolism

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7219249 (Ref:10024536)

Posted: February 20, 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 the Beckman 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 Department of Diabetes Complications and Metabolism is at the leading edge of research on the complications of diabetes and was the first to study epigenetic changes in diabetes complications. The department uses state-of-the-art computational and systems biology data-analysis methods, genomic and epigenomic profiling approaches, novel transgenic mouse models, and translational approaches to study connections between diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Tompkins lab within the Department of Diabetes Complications and Metabolism at City of Hope. We are seeking highly motivated individuals interested in stem cell biology (pluripotent and hematopoietic), directed differentiation, and locus-specific epigenetic editing in regenerative medicine. For more information about the Tompkins lab, please visit here.

City of Hope offers an outstanding training environment for postdoctoral scientists. For more information, please visit here.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Explore the therapeutic potential of basic discoveries in epigenetic control of cell fate and epigenetic memory in diabetes complications.
  • Evaluate both site-specific epigenetic correction and innovative systemic approaches to correcting epigenetic events in diabetes complications.
  • Be involved in several interconnected projects.
  • Conduct organized, high quality, and reproducible research.
  • Routinely meet with PI, core team, and collaborators to accelerate research findings.
  • Present your findings at select conferences and departmental seminars.
  • Seek out extramural funding for an individual fellowship.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, epigenomics, regenerative medicine, or related discipline within the last 5 years.
  • Productive research history, including published first author publication(s) in quality biomedical research journals.
  • Strong public speaking ability to publicly share your research findings in departmental and national conference settings.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work alongside a diverse group of productive scientists.
  • Experience in pluripotent stem cell culture and directed differentiation.
  • Experience in conventional gene editing systems such as CRISPR/Cas9.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in analyzing omics data sets.
  • Handling and isolating primary stem cell cultures, standard molecular biology assays, and integrative omics.
  • Prior mouse handling experience, including histological assessments of vasculature, liver, and/or islet cell biology.
  • Routine data sets for analysis will include Infinium DNA methylation arrays, and high throughput sequencing data.

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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