Postdoctoral Fellow - CAR T Cell Therapy

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7061940 (Ref.No. 10002431)
Posted: December 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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 of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow. The T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory (TCTRL) overseen by Stephen Forman, M.D., is a fast-paced lab involved in cutting edge technology, research and clinical immunotherapeutic programs. The TCTLR currently has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow who will provide scientific leadership in the development of chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies for hematologic malignancy. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the fields of immunology, cancer biology and hematology. This position will interact and collaborate with a team of scientist highly trained in T cell preclinical and clinical research. The candidate is expected to be highly flexible to perform a wide-variety of job duties as the lead scientist driving adoptive cell therapy for hematologic malignancies.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required;
  • Research experience in the field fields of immunology, cancer biology and hematology;
  • A track record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals;
  • Ability to effectively lead 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 cogent and meaningful manner;
  • Ability to participate in the preparation of IND submissions, grant applications and publications;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Additional information:
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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