Postdoctoral Fellow - Structural Biology and Drug Discovery

City of Hope

Monrovia, CA

Job posting number: #7236912 (Ref:10025455)

Posted: April 19, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $34.00 - $37.55 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

We currently have a Postdoctoral Fellowship position within a research team headed by Dr. Jeff Perry, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics, and member of the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer. The Perry laboratory uses structural biology approaches, together with small molecule and fragment-based drug discovery, computer-aided drug discovery approaches and biochemical assays to target key proteins. This funded position is for a postdoctoral trainee interested in aiding the development of novel cancer therapeutics.

For more information about Dr. Perry’s lab, please visit here.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Devise, plan, document, and advance basic science-based projects in structural biology and drug discovery.
  • Generate data for grant applications and prepare manuscripts for publication.
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members and external collaborators, including presentation of progress internally or externally.
  • Train and supervise technical staff.
  • You will have the unique possibility to drive research towards a novel cancer therapy at the interface of science and translation, to the clinic and publish high-impact journals.

Your qualifications should include:

  • A recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related discipline.
  • Experience in protein crystallography.
  • Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by peer-reviewed publications.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced research environment and manage multiple projects and collaborations.
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, pleaseCLICK HERE.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $34.00 - $37.55 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.



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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