Postdoc Fellow, Diabetes Immunology

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7067409 (Ref:10005889rxv_55_1)

Posted: July 2, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Thank you for your interest. Please note, the purpose of this posting is to recruit for on-going and future positions.

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 of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Diabetes Immunology. This candidate will develop her/his work with Bart Roep, Ph.D.

This exciting position will be part of the newly created Department of Diabetes Immunology, within the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope. This candidate will join our mission to cure type 1 diabetes team.

In particular, the research plan is focused on the development of novel therapeutics entities, aiming to target the autoimmune response against the insulin-producing cells, controlling the inflammation. The candidate will have the unique opportunity contributing to a translational research program, working with renowned specialists in the fields of Immunology, Autoimmunity, Immunotherapy, Diabetes, and Biotechnology. This candidate will be exposed to novel proprietary technologies developed at the City of Hope.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Must have a Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline.
  • Must have experience in cellular immunology
  • Must have experience in isolation, activation, and expansion of human lymphocytes in culture, flow cytometry, single-cell sorting, cell imaging, enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISpot), Cytokine Secretion Assay, and other lymphocyte function tests.
Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Experience in molecular biology, ELISA, and immunohistochemistry are desirable.
  • Notions on cell transformation process with viral vectors and in vivo imaging are a plus.
Additional Information:
  • For more information on our Diabetes Immunology Department:
  • To learn more about Bart O. Roep, Ph.D.:
  • For more information on the Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes:
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


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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