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City of Hope

Postdoctoral Fellow - Development of CAR T Cell Therapies for Cancer Treatment

3+ months agoDuarte, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 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. 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

The Beckman Research Institute (BRI) of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow. The Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute (DMRI) and the T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory (TCTRL) at BRI are developing an innovative program at the interphase between cancer and autoimmunity. This program overseen by Enrique Montero, M.D. Ph.D., Bart Roep, Ph.D. and Christine Brown, Ph.D. is developed in a fast-paced joint lab environment involved in cutting edge technology, research, and clinical immunotherapeutic programs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate will develop chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.
  • This position will interact and collaborate with a team of research scientists with similar interests in developing T cell therapies.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.
  • Experience in the fields of cellular immunology, cancer biology and protein engineering.
  • Research skills in cell culture, molecular biology, protein chemistry, lymphocyte function tests, flow cytometry and in vivo experimental models.
  • Ability to effectively develop a project in a translational research environment in order to successfully meet project goals.
  • Ability to design and execute experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to participate in the preparation of IND submissions, grant applications and scientific publications.
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information:
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

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 17, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Job ID: CityOfHope-10011493
Employment Type: Other