Postdoctoral Fellow – Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

Postdoctoral Fellow – Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

City of Hope

DUARTE, CA, United States

The Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the* Department of Immuno-Oncology at Beckman Research Institute in City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center*, to explore mechanism of immune evasion in brain tumors and to develop novel immunotherapeutic strategies. We seek applications from candidates with expertise in neuro-oncology and/or tumor immunology, with strong interests in translational research in animal models of human malignancies as well as in clinical studies. The environment of Beckman Research Institute is highly collaborative and these projects will involve multiple collaboration within the Brain Tumor Program at City of Hope and core laboratories across our Institution.

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently on molecular and cellular mechanisms of immunosuppression in human and mouse models of malignant glioma utilizing the original oligonucleotide-based approaches for targeting tumor microenvironment. They can also participate in the* ongoing clinical translation of the immunogenic CpG-STAT3 inhibitors to glioma therapy*. Skills in multicolor flow cytometry and/or animal studies are an advantage. They will be responsible for drafting manuscripts, progress reports and presenting the results internally as well as extramurally when needed. Highly motivated individuals with strong communication skills and ability to work in high paced, multidisciplinary environment are invited to apply. The competitive salary will commensurate with experience.

For more information about the laboratory and institution, please see our publications (e.g. Nature Med. 2018, Clin. Cancer Res. 2018; Mol. Ther. 2018, Blood 2016; Nature Biotechnol. 2009) and the following links:
https://www.cityofhope.org/people/kortylewski-marcin
https://www.cityofhope.org/research/beckman-research-institute

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, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Brain Tumor Immunotherapy