Postdoctoral Fellow

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City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 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.à 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 nationÀ™s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Requisition 13812

Postdoctoral Fellow | Dr. Rick Kittles Lab

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Rick Kittles. The laboratory is involved in understanding the role of vitamin D signaling in prostate cancer health disparities.

Specific responsibilities include knowledge and experience in cell culture, immunoblotting, processing of patient samples, siRNA transfections, clonogenic and migration assays, qPCR, luciferase reporter assay, Mass Spectrophotometry, RNAseq and ChIP-seq. Post-doc will also collaborate with clinicians and community leaders to plan health fairs and address prostate cancer health disparities.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.
  • Determined and self-motivated scientist
  • 3 years or less postdoc experience
  • Good publication record in cancer, population science, molecular pathways
  • Excellent in written and verbal communication
  • Good knowledge in statistics
  • Excellent in computer skills

Please send your cover letter, CV with three listed references to Janna de la Paz at

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.

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