Post-doctoral Fellow - Radiation Oncology
- City of Hope
- Location: Duarte, CA
- Job Number: 7091924 (Ref #: 10014267)
- Posting Date: Feb 3, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.
City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at Dr. Yun Rose Li’s laboratory at Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope. Dr. Li is a physician scientist in radiation oncology whose research integrates genetic epidemiology, innovative sequencing and bioinformatics technologies, molecular biology approaches, and biomarker studies from patients enrolled in clinical trials to better understand the role of oxidative stress in cancer risk and treatment response. The prospective candidates should be highly self-motivated, creative, and capable of working independently and in a team.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate strong ability in the following areas:
1) Independent and critical thinking
2) Communication skills both orally and in writing
3) Data and project documentation and management
4) Basic molecular biology techniques including cell culture, in vitro assays and flow cytometry
5) Technical expertise in or very strong desire to become proficient in computational biology or bioinformatics particularly with NGS data analysis
Candidate will be involved in grant proposal and manuscript writing at different training stage and expected to pursue an independent scientific career after the postdoc training. During the training, the candidate will partner with our team members and external collaborators in serving as the scientific/technical expert to help drive our high-throughput sequencing projects and help develop any projects based on the most advanced technologies. A “can-do” attitude with strong self-motivation is a must.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Bioinformatics or related field including Computer Sciences will be considered
- Proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques including cell culture, DNA/RNA isolation, in vitro cell based assays and flow cytometry desired
- Experience in high-throughput sequencing library preparation, sequencing project planning and troubleshooting desirable
- Experience with coding in R, Matlab or Python is a huge plus; individuals with background in physical sciences/computer science/engineering who want to pivot to biomedical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Ability to effectively communicate with colleagues in a fast-pace teamwork environment.
- Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace.
- For more information on Dr. Li’s research please visit yunroseli.org
- The curriculum vitae should include a cover letter including a detailed personal statement describing any prior research experience and describing your interest in this position.
- To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.
As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
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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.