Assistant Professor - Computational and Quantitative Medicine

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7088748 (Ref:10009884-4)

Posted: November 10, 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 Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope has an opening for an Assistant Professor.

This opening is under the Division of Mathematical Oncology in this department. We are interested in an individual with expertise in mathematical modeling in evolutionary biology and significant understanding of molecular cancer biology. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field, and have a demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications in computational and evolutionary biology. The applicant must have expertise in mathematical and computational methods to study evolutionary dynamics, population genetics, dynamical systems, fluency with analysis and interpretation of multiple forms of genomic data, and Bayesian network modeling, with relevant peer-reviewed publications of applications ranging from protein-protein interactions, to tissue development, and cancer or diabetes. Demonstrated expertise and experience working closely with clinicians and biologists in a translational, interdisciplinary, and collaborative team environment is strongly desired. In addition, a national reputation for excellence in cancer research demonstrating leadership and mentoring skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are desired for eligibility to the rank of Assistant Professor. The applicant should have demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding.

Further information about the Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine can be found at

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or related field
  • Expertise in Mathematical Oncology and contemporary computational methods in cancer research
  • Expertise in molecular cancer biology
  • Expertise in one or more scientific computing languages, including Python, R, Julia, or MATLAB
  • Expertise in contemporary bioinformatics tools and analysis methods for bulk and single-cell genomic data

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 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.


  • Posting Date: Mar 15, 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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