Postdoctoral Fellow - Lymphoma and Immunotherapy

City of Hope

Monrovia, CA

ID: 7081492 (Ref.No. 10012151)
Posted: July 22, 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 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

A Postdoctoral Fellow position for an NIH-funded project in lymphoma and immunotherapy is available in the Department of Systems Biology, Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope National Medical Center. The laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying leukemia and lymphoma and identification of novel therapeutic targets. Our research uses classical molecular and cell biology techniques as well as contemporary systems biology approaches in primary human lymphoma cells and animal models to understand oncogenic signaling pathways and to discover potential cancer cell vulnerabilities.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Performing CRISPR-based gene editing, Retroviral gene delivery, Flow cytometry, Chromatin immunoprecipitation, ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, mass spectrometry/quantitative phospho-profiling, mouse genetics, bone marrow transplantation assays, pre-clinical drug testing and CAR T-cell immunotherapy in xenotransplantation animal models.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • PhD in cell or molecular biology, enthusiasm for science
  • Willingness to think beyond established concepts and to try and learn new experimental and analysis tools.
  • The lab takes a team science approach, so being a good team player is important as well.

Additional Information:
  • To apply, please submit in a single PDF, a curriculum vitae (CV), a brief motivation statement, and contact information for 3 references.
  • For more information on Dr. Vu Ngo'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.


  • Posting Date: Jul 20, 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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