Postdoctoral Fellow - Epigenetic Regulation of Beta-cell Mass in Health and Diabetes

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7058169

Posted: June 24, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 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 laboratory of Dr. Sangeeta Dhawan, at the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute. The lab is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the epigenetic regulation of pancreatic beta-cell mass in health and diabetes. In addition, the lab is interested in the dynamics of beta-cell diversity, islet organization and cell-cell interaction in fetal and neonatal development. The Dhawan lab utilizes genetic mouse models, molecular biology and epigenetic techniques to study the cellular identity, function, remodeling, and survival of beta-cells in physiological and pathological conditions.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in molecular biology and cell or developmental biology. Experience with epigenetic techniques and rodent models preferred. The candidate should be self-motivated, with a proven track record of productivity.


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
PhD in Molecular, Cellular or Developmental Biology.
Strong interest in diabetes research.
Extensive experience with basic molecular biology skills.
Experience with tissue collection, histology, immunohistochemistry, and cell sorting.
Experience with cell culture, immunofluorescence, and flow cytometry.
Strong work ethic, meticulous and detail-oriented record keeping habits.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Evidence of productivity reflected in first author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Good problem solving skills and passion to follow relevant literature.
Ability to conduct independent research, and work effectively in a team.
Preferred education experience and skills:
Experience in handling animal models.
Experience with epigenetic techniques.
Additional Information:
Please include your CV, a list of three references, and a summary of research interest.
For more information about Dr. Dhawan’s research, please click here.
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 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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