Postdoctoral Fellow - Clinical Vaccine Studies

Department of Experimental Therapeutics (ET) seeks a recent graduate for a research fellow position with experience in molecular oncology and mouse models of cancer, willing to engage in product development and basic studies. The position will require the successful candidate to conduct vaccine tests and mechanistic studies using tumor cell lines in vitro and in different mouse models of cancer. The overall goal of this project is to develop relevant tumor cell lines and animal models to test the human version of a biological vaccine with the intent to initiate a phase I clinical trial in the next 2-3 years. The ideal candidate will have multiple years of experience as a graduate student or early stage research fellow in molecular and cellular biology, tumor immunology and hands on experience in working with different mouse models of cancer. Experience with the CRISPR-cas9 genome editing technology would be an advantage. The successful applicant will need to think creatively, be willing to write manuscripts and proposals with minimal supervision and work independently. There is a rich environment and history for conducting such studies in the department.

The ET Website has more project details:

Send CV, summary of research experience/interests and contact information for three references to Peter Kwon, MPA, [email protected]

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Recent graduates with a doctoral degree or doctoral students who have achieved advancement-to-candidacy.
  • Should have a strong background in molecular oncology, immunology with documented experience in performing in vivo experiments.
  • Experience with gene-editing technology including CRISPR/cas9 is preferred.

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City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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