Postdoctoral Fellow - Brain Tumor Immunology - Caligiuri/Yu Laboratory

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7061984 (Ref.No. 10004197)
Posted: November 2, 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 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
The City of Hope National Medical Center is looking for a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the development and evaluation of HSV1 oncolytic virus for treating brain tumor within the Caligiuri-Yu laboratory. Postdoctoral Fellowships are 1-year appointments with the potential for renewal. The expectation is for a 3-year opportunitywith the possibility to extend.You will have the unique possibility to drive research towards a novel cancer therapy at the interface of science and translation.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Devise, plan, document and advance translational projects in brain tumor immunotherapy using our oncolytic HSV1 platforms,
  • Perform molecular engineering of viruses for application in brain tumor immunotherapy, characterization of recombinant viruses including propagation and purification as well as animal experiments,
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members and external partners from academia and industry, including presentation of progress internally or externally.
  • Train and supervise technical staff.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • PhD with a strong background and profound knowledge in either virology, cancer immunology or immunotherapy,
  • Previous experience in working with animal models of human cancers.
  • Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by peer-reviewed publications or presentations at scientific meetings,
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written;

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Literature knowledge of antiviral or anti-tumoral immune responses, cancer therapy, virology as well as hands on experience with animal models, are a strong plus.

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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