Post-doctoral Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Duarte, CALIFORNIA


About City of Hope


Located at the metropolis of Los Angeles , City of Hope is an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5000 employees. City of Hope 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 basic scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope offers an excellent and collegial environment for basic and translational research. 



Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship | Cancer Biology 
Position Summary and Key Responsibilities: 
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at the Department of Cancer Biology,
Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying aging and leukemia. Our lab is interested in studying genetic and epigenetic alterations during aging of normal hematopoietic stem cells and in leukemia stem cells that lead to genomic instability, leukemia development and drug resistance. The lab utilizes bone marrow transplantation and genetic knockout mouse models, stem cell biology, and molecular and imaging techniques to study hematopoietic/leukemic stem cells, and molecular regulation of genomic instability. The outstanding candidate, particularly with minority background, may also be eligible for NIH T32 postdoctoral training fellowship in the DNA-damage-response-and-oncogenic-signaling program. 

The ideal candidate is expected to have extensive experience in molecular biology and cell biology. Experience with hematology and rodent models preferred. The candidate should be self-motivated, with a proven track record of productivity. To apply, please send a cover letter stating your research interests and experience along with a curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. WenYong Chen: 

Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Pharmacology or related fields.
  • Strong interest in aging and cancer biology.
  • Extensive experience with basic molecular and cell biology skills.
  • Experience in hematology and handling animal models preferred.
  • Experience with epigenetic techniques preferred.
  • Experience with tissue collection, histology and immunohistochemistry.
  • Experience with cell culture, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, and cell-sorting.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Good problem solving skills and passion to follow relevant literature.
  • Ability to conduct independent research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Evidence of productivity reflected in first author publications in peer-reviewed journals.


Additional Information:

  • 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.   

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



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