Assistant Professor - Immunology & Theranostics

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7086569 (Ref.No. 10011534-2)
Posted: October 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Thank you for your interest. Please note, the purpose of this posting is to recruit for on-going and future positions.

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 and Key Responsibilities:

A position as an Assistant Professor is currently available in the Department of Immunology and Theranostics, in the Art Riggs Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute, City of Hope. Applicants should have a PhD in biochemistry, immunology, cell biology, biophysics or related field and relevant postdoctoral research experience and publications. The candidate is expected to develop and lead an independent research program in molecular imaging and molecularly targeted therapy in cancer, immunology and/or diabetes.

A competitive start-up package, including faculty salary and research support will be provided and the institution provides a collaborative environment with access to state-of-the-art core facilities. Specialized resources to support the candidate's research program included a Small Animal Imaging Core, fully staffed and equipped with a 7T MRI/PET, PET/CT, optical imaging instrumentation, and upcoming acquisition of a Magnetic Particle imager. An overall goal of the Department is clinical translation of novel agents and approaches, supported by a state-licensed clinical radiopharmacy and cGMP manufacturing facilities capable of producing biologicals, peptides, and small molecules for clinical use. The Center for Theranostics Studies oversees and supports translation and early clinical studies of investigational radiopharmaceuticals.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • PhD or MD-PhD in biochemistry, immunology, cell biology, biophysics, or related field, and at least 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience with publications.
  • Ability to communicated effectively in spoken and written English.

Additional Information:

When applying, please include: i) current curriculum vitae, listing publications and extramural funding history (ii) brief (1-2 pages) statement of research interests and (iii) names and contact information of four references that will be sent requests for letters of recommendation.

Applications and supporting materials should be addressed to the Immunology & Theranostics Search Committee and sent to with cc: .

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: Jun 7, 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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