The Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Department of Immuno-Oncology at Beckman Research Institute in City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, to explore mechanism of immune evasion in hematologic malignancies and to develop novel immunotherapeutic strategies. We seek applications from candidates with expertise in hematology and/or tumor immunology, with strong interests in translational research in animal models of human malignancies as well as in clinical studies. The environment of Beckman Research Institute is highly collaborative and these projects will involve multiple interactions with Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute at City of Hope and other research groups and core laboratories across our Institution.
The ideal candidate will be able to work independently on molecular and cellular mechanisms of immunosuppression in human and mouse models of myeloid- and B-cell malignancies utilizing the original oligonucleotide-based approaches for target validation. They can also participate in the ongoing clinical translation of first generation of immunogenic CpG-STAT3 inhibitors to B cell lymphoma therapy. They will be responsible for drafting manuscripts, progress reports and presenting the results internally as well as extramurally when needed.
Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:
- A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.
- Skills in multicolor flow cytometry and/or computational biology (NGS data analysis) are an advantage.
- Highly motivated individuals with strong communication skills and ability to work in high paced, multidisciplinary environment.