Postdoctoral Fellow - Diabetes and Cancer Metabolism Research

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7080803 (Ref.No. 10009601-1)
Posted: July 5, 2021
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, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

City of Hope has one of the most influential type 1 and type 2 diabetes research programs in the world. Our scientists' work has revolutionized the understanding and treatment of the disease and continues today with exciting developments in cell transplantation, gene regulation, immune tolerance and gaining systemic understanding of diabetes as a complex, multifaceted disease.

To learn more about our exciting research and accomplishments in the field of Diabetes, please visit

Position Summary

A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in the Department of Diabetes and Cancer Metabolism at City of Hope. The lab is focused on investigating the role of metabolic alterations in disease onset and determining if markers of metabolic dysfunction can be used to predict disease risk.

The position requires expertise in biochemistry and analytical chemistry (liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry) as well as cell culture models. Analyses will extend to mouse and human studies. Familiarity with statistical analysis and large clinical datasets is required. We are a highly collaborative group; the candidate will be expected to coordinate investigations both inside and outside of City of Hope and will be required to present their data on a regular basis. This position requires an ability to work independently to collect and analyze data, prepare manuscripts and grants, and design scientific investigations.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Biochemistry, Molecular or Cellular Biology, Chemistry, or related field
  • Expertise with biochemical techniques, analytical chemistry, and cell culture systems
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Independently collect and analyze data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Sarah Shuck's research, please visit 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.


  • Posting Date: May 4, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

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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