Post-doctoral Fellow - Kwak Lab
Beckman Research Inst – Duarte (Duarte, CA)
Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:
A Post-doctoral Fellowship position in the Department of Hematology, Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope is available. The Post-doctoral fellow’s function is to support the research and activities of the research laboratory under the direction and mentorship of the Principle Investigator. This position will interact and collaborate with a team of scientists highly trained in translational research of cancer immunotherapy. Fellows will bring their skills, knowledge, and experience to be actively involved in the development of monoclonal antibody therapies for blood cancer. The ideal candidate must have extensive experience in the fields of phage display, antibody development, antibody engineering, cancer immunology, tumor-microenvironment interactions, flow cytometry, and cell culture.
For more scientific background, please refer to our publications:
- Nature Medicine 1999 Oct; 5(10):1171-7
- Science 2002 Nov 1; 298(5595):1025-9
- Nature Medicine 2005 Sep; 11(9):986-91
- Nature Medicine 2014 Jun; 20(6):676-81
Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:
- Ph.D degree with research experience; a track record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
- Solid knowledge in cancer immunology, molecular & cell biology, and biochemistry
- Skilled experience in phage display, antibody development, and antibody engineering is preferred.
- Experience in handling mice, multi-parameter flow cytometry, fast protein liquid chromatography systems, and basic computer programming is required.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, effectively lead a project in a translational research environment in order to successfully meet project goals.
- Ability to perform and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks.
- Ability to design and execute experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a cogent and meaningful manner.
- Ability to participate in the preparation of grant applications and publications.
- Highly motivated and self-directed applicants interested in translational research in cancer immunotherapy are strongly encouraged to apply. However, applicants with related training and experience will be given priority.
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 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 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.