Assistant Professor

Updated: about 1 month ago

Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

The Department of Diabetes Immunology within the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute (AR-DMRI)  at City of Hope has an opening at any professorial rank (Assistant/Associate or full professor).  Our research depth in diabetes and cancer makes this institution unique, providing opportunities for scientific and clinical distinction and collaboration across disciplines, for example cross-talk between diabetes immunologists, cancer immunologists, and beta cell biologists.

City of Hope is also home to the Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes , a philanthropic partnership designed to advance novel therapies for type 1 diabetes. The Wanek Family Project and a new Department of Diabetes Immunology are directed by Alberto Pugliese , who joined City of Hope in October 2022. The Department is being expanded with strong focus on human type 1 diabetes and translation.

As a successful candidate, you will:

·         Be a scientist with interest in understanding islet autoimmunity and more broadly the disease pathogenesis at the preclinical and/or clinical levels and with the desire to translate promising insights into biomarkers, treatments and potential cures for type 1 diabetes.


·         A Ph.D. and/or MS and possess a record of scholarly accomplishments (high-impact publications, extramural funding, national and international awards) commensurate to the faculty rank. Applicants will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an open, collaborative mindset.

  • The required extent of qualifications will vary according to career stage and will help determine the rank of appointment (assistant, associate, or full professor):
    • Scholarly accomplishments
    • Extramural funding experience
    • Impactful mentoring and teaching skills
    • Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills (relationship-building, communications, listening, negotiation diplomacy)
    • Integrity, honesty and inclusive behavior

Additional Information:

·         To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter describing your interest, a summary of research and related accomplishments, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of five referees to:

Alberto Pugliese, MD

The Samuel Rahbar Endowed Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery

Chair and Professor, Department of Diabetes Immunology

Director, The Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes

Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute City of Hope

Email: [email protected]

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