Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:
Postdoctoral fellow positions are available immediately at Professor Sun’s lab in Beckman Research Institute and the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center of City of Hope. The successful applicant will join a highly competitive and productive research team to investigate steroid hormone action, transcriptional control, and cell signaling in development and tumorigenesis. Specifically, the applicants will develop and use novel and advanced biological approaches, and genetically-engineered mouse models to uncover gene-expression and genomic and epigenetic alterations in cancer initiating cells in order to understand mechanisms underlying tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis.
Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:
Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. or M.D/Ph.D. degree in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or a related field. Candidates should be highly self-motivated, strong working ethic and desire to learn, and a proven track record of productivity. Previous experience with mouse models of human diseases, cancer biology, and cellular and molecular biology is highly desired.
About City of Hope:
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 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 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.