Postdoctoral Fellow - Protein Engineering, Crystallography, Biophysics - Williams/Caligiuri Research Team
- City of Hope
- Location: Duarte, CA
- Job Number: 7074853 (Ref #: 10005550rxv_113_1)
- Posting Date: Feb 6, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 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 Williams/Caliguiri Research Team seek a self-motivated, results-driven postdoc to drive the development of the generation of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. Expertises required include thorough knowledge of protein engineering (cloning, expression, purification), crystallography (crystallization, optimization, data collection and structure determination), biochemistry (enzyme kinetics) and biophysics (Surface Plasmon Resonance, Iosthermal Ttitration Calorimetry, etc).
Key Responsibilities include:
- The applicant will apply these skills to determine structure of modified antibodies with immune receptors,
- To apply yeast display to stablize and subsequent deimmunize proteases, and
- Create additional antibody variants to maximize the therapeutic activity in a clinical setting.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Ph.D. in related field.
- Thorough knowledge of protein engineering (cloning, expression, purification),
- Crystallography (crystallization, optimization, data collection and structure determination),
- Biochemistry (enzyme kinetics) and,
- Biophysics (Surface Plasmon Resonance, Iosthermal Ttitration Calorimetry, etc).
Preferred education experience and skills:
- Several years of postdoc training is highly desirable.
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.
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.