Staff Scientist - Breast Tumor Heterogeneity, Subclonal Evolution, and Response to Drug Therapy

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7066892 (Ref:10006567)

Posted: June 13, 2020

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
A Staff Scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Andrea Bild at the City of Hope Cancer Institute for a creative and motivated individual to work on a project associated with breast tumor heterogeneity, subclonal evolution, and response to drug therapy. This funded project is part of the prestigious Cancer Systems Biology Consortium: https://csbconsortium.org/ , and provides an opportunity to lead systems biology focused projects and interact with leaders in the field.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • The scientist will study the evolution of tumor heterogeneity during development of refractory disease.
  • The project involves analysis of patient cells in 3-dimensional cultures, drug screening, and oncogenic signaling in refractory tumor cells.
  • The scientist will work closely with the PI in developing and implementing the project, together with a team of medical oncologists, systems biologists, mathematicians, and biologists.
The collaborative environment at the City of Hope and the discovery-based nature of this project will foster multidisciplinary thinking, and will provide the potential for advancing expertise in cutting-edge technologies.

Qualifications
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. degree in cellular and molecular biology, systems biology, or related discipline.
  • Must have previous first author publications
Additional Information:
For more information about Dr. Bild's research, please click here: https://www.cityofhope.org/andrea-bild .

When applying for the position, please include a cover letter with a statement of research interests and how they relate to this project, an updated CV and contact information for 3-5 references.

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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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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