Postdoctoral Fellow - Leukemia - Carlesso Laboratory

City of Hope

Monrovia, CA

ID: 7070874 (Ref.No. 10004220rxv_117_1)
Posted: October 10, 2020
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 in the laboratory of Dr. Nadia Carlesso, , in the Department of Hematologic Malignancies and Translational Science. This is an opportunity for a junior Ph.D. fellow with outstanding credentials in basic research of leukemia/hematopoiesis or cancer biology.

Ongoing research in the Carlesso’s laboratory investigates the link between inflammation and leukemogenesis and the contribution of the bone marrow microenvironment and inflammation to leukemia progression. The lab utilizes in vivo models of leukemia and inflammation, genomics, biochemistry, proteomics, high throughput screening, in vivo imaging and mathematical modeling.

Suitable candidates should be highly motivated and technically accomplished.

The research site is located in the thriving research and medical community of City of Hope in the greater Los Angeles area. The newly established Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research emphasizes basic and translation research and is supported by outstanding core facilities including functional genomics, in vivo imaging, mouse and leukemia tissue bank, pharmacoanalytical and GMP facilities for new drug development and exceptional sequencing and bioinformatics services.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Must have recent Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or related areas;
  • Must have strong publication record.
Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Experience working with mice;
  • Expertise in bioinformatics analysis is highly regarded.
Additional Information:
  • Interested candidates should include a letter describing past accomplishments and future research interests, a CV, and contact information of three references with their application;
  • For more information about Dr. Carlesso’s research, please click here .
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.


City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.


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