Postdoctoral Fellow - Development of CAR T Cell Therapies for Cancer Treatment

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7080361 (Ref:10011493)

Posted: June 24, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

The Beckman Research Institute (BRI) of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow. The Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute (DMRI) and the T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory (TCTRL) at BRI are developing an innovative program at the interphase between cancer and autoimmunity. This program overseen by Enrique Montero, M.D. Ph.D., Bart Roep, Ph.D. and Christine Brown, Ph.D. is developed in a fast-paced joint lab environment involved in cutting edge technology, research, and clinical immunotherapeutic programs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate will develop chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.
  • This position will interact and collaborate with a team of research scientists with similar interests in developing T cell therapies.


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.
  • E xperience in the fields of cellular immunology, cancer biology and protein engineering.
  • Research skills in cell culture, molecular biology, protein chemistry, lymphocyte function tests, flow cytometry and in vivo experimental models.
  • Ability to effectively develop a project in a translational research environment in order to successfully meet project goals.
  • Ability to design and execute experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to participate in the preparation of IND submissions, grant applications and scientific publications.
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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.

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  • Posting Date: Jun 21, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job


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.


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