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City of Hope

Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Biology - Vaidehi Laboratory

3+ months agoDuarte, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

A postdoctoral fellow position in Computational Biology is immediately available under the direction of Dr. Vaidehi Nagarajan - Chair, Dept. of Computational & Quantitative Medicine at Beckman Research Institute. This project involves development and application of large scale data anlaysis techniques from the Systems Biology field to molecular dynamics methods, and the study of the dynamics of G-protein coupled receptors complexes to understand its signaling selectivity. The project is inter-disciplinary and provides opportunities to train in large scale data analysis techniques as well as interact with experimental collaborators. City of Hope provides a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment with opportunities to interact with clinician scientists to conduct benchside to bedside research.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D degree in Chemistry or Physics or Biochemistry with experience in protein dynamics studies.
  • The candidate should be knowledgeable about concepts in statistical thermodynamics, in python scripting and C++ programming.

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Familiarity with Molecular Dynamics methods and experience in code development, is preferred.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



  • Posting Date: Dec 7, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Job ID: CityOfHope-10006114rxv_113_1
Employment Type: Other