Postdoctoral Fellow - CAR NK Cells

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7235694 (Ref:10025417)

Posted: April 9, 2024

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

The laboratories of Dr. Michael A. Caligiuri and Dr. Jianhua Yu in the Departments of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Immuno-Oncology are looking for several highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Fellows. The group conducts the most forefront science and is highly productive with publications in high-impact journals such as Cell, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Mecine, Nature Immunology, Immunity, Nature Cancer, Cancer Discovery, Science Immunology, Nature Communications, JCI, etc. in recent years. For more information about Dr. Jianhua Yu’s lab, please visit here.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Devise, plan, document and advance basic science and translational projects in either of the following four areas: 1) NK cell biology including NK cell development and cell signaling 2) Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) 3) oncolytic virotherapy 4) chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) natural killer (NK), CAR macrophages, CAR T cells, and bispecific antibodies.
  • Collect data for grant applications, prepare manuscripts for publication, and present findings at local, state, national, and international meetings.
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members and external partners from academia and industry.
  • Train and supervise technical staff.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Recent PhD in the field of either immunology, virology, or cancer immunotherapy with a strong background.
  • Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by high-impact peer-reviewed publications.
  • Previous experience in working with animal models and flow cytometry.
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written.
  • Commitment to the laboratory for at least three years.

Preferred qualifications:

  • iPSC experience.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here.

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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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