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City of Hope

Postdoctoral Fellow -T cell Function within Drug Development and Immunology

Duarte, 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.

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Position Summary

The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow. Our lab is focused on studying ROR g t-dependent Th17 immunity, referring to (Nature Immunology, ; Nature Communications: ; PNAS, ; Journal of Immunology, .

Our research topics are closely related to the development of drugs for treatment of autoimmunity. The recent postdoctoral fellows from this lab were recruited by pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly and academic institutions as faculty. Experimental approaches require the candidate to be familiar with basic immunology knowledge as well as techniques for the manipulation of T cells.

This laboratory is located at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, a NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center with state-of-the-art facilities and friendly environments. Our institute is located within the greater Los Angeles area, where you will enjoy the diversity of culture and lifestyle in warm southern California.

This role will require 10% travel.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform analysis of T cell activation and differentiation
  • Perform RNA-seq and ChIP-seq analysis of transcription factor-regulated gene expression.
  • Handle mouse model of autoimmunity
  • Perform regular tissue culture and molecular biology experiments.
  • Perform computer-based analysis of high throughput sequence data.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.
  • Candidate shall have publication records to demonstrate the academic excellence in research.
Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Zuoming Sun's research please visit here
  • 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: Jun 22, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Job ID: CityOfHope-10011117-3
Employment Type: Other