Postdoctoral Fellow - Diabetes Immunology
- City of Hope
- Location: Duarte, CA
- Job Number: 7064889 (Ref #: 10005888)
- Posting Date: Feb 25, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThank 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 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.
The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Diabetes Immunology. This candidate will develop her/his work with Enrique Montero, MD, Ph.D. and Bart Roep, Ph.D..
This exciting position will be part of the newly created Department of Diabetes Immunology, within the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope. This candidate will join our mission to cure type 1 diabetes team.
In particular, the research plan is focused on the development of novel molecular therapeutics entities, aiming to target the autoimmune response and protects the insulin-producing cells in the pancreatic islets of Langerhans from their inflammatory microenvironment. The candidate will have the unique opportunity to contribute to a translational research program, working with renowned specialists in the fields of immunology, diabetes, and biotechnology. This candidate will be exposed to novel proprietary technologies developed at City of Hope.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Must have a Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline.
- Must have experience in molecular immunology.
- Must have experience in cell culture, molecular biology, protein chemistry, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) purification and conjugation, ELISA and flow cytometry.
- Experience in lymphocyte function tests and immunohistochemistry.
- Notions on mAbs pharmacokinetics, bio distribution, immunogenicity and toxicology analysis in experimental models
- For more information on our Diabetes Immunology Department: https://www.cityofhope.org/research/diabetes-metabolism-research-institute/diabetes-institute-departments/diabetes-immunology
- For more information on the Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes: https://www.cityofhope.org/research/diabetes-metabolism-research-institute/diabetes-institute-departments/wanek-project
- To learn more about Bart O. Roep, Ph.D.: https://www.cityofhope.org/people/roep-bart
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.