Postdoctoral Fellow - Cardio-Oncology and Exercise Science
- City of Hope
- Location: Duarte, CA
- Job Number: 7094066 (Ref #: 10015099)
- Posting Date: May 10, 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.
About our research
Our research interests are at the intersection between cardio-oncology and exercise science, specifically identifying patients at increased risk for future cardiovascular disease and examining how exercise training and other lifestyle choices can physiologically improve cardiovascular and musculoskeletal function before, during and/or after cancer treatment, as well as health-related quality of life, fatigue, and physical fitness. We are utilizing various clinical assessment tools including wearable biosensors, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, bio-electrical impedance analyzer, ultrasound, blood biomarker assay, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing as well as other imaging modalities such as MRI.
This is a full-time 2-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. Salary for postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree. Under the supervision of the principal investigator, the successful candidate will carry out the project, contributing to the design of the experimental approach, delivering exercise interventions, presenting the project’s outcomes in international conferences, preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and help training the graduate and undergrad students in the lab. We are looking for a creative, motivated, and independent researcher with a doctoral degree and a strong background in clinical exercise physiology. Prior experience with cardiopulmonary exercise testing is desirable.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Have obtained a Ph.D. in clinical exercise physiology, human performance, rehabilitation science, physical therapy, or a related field within the past five (5) years.
- Proficiency in English writing and communication skills.
- Experience in cardiopulmonary exercise testing
- Experience in ultrasound imaging
- Experience in clinical exercise interventions
As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
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.