Postdoctoral Fellowship - Genome Editing, Hematology, Stem Cell Biology - Cardoso Laboratory

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7067842 (Ref:10006824)

Posted: July 16, 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
The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented and highly motivated Post-doctoral Fellow, to join the Laboratory for Cellular Medicine (LCM), Center for Gene Therapy. The candidate will join a well-established group performing cutting-edge research and clinical trials of gene and stem cell therapy, including first-in-human studies of genome-editing of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC).

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Fellows are expected to perform high quality original research work, to prepare manuscripts for publication, contribute to the preparation of progress reports for funding agencies, and to submit relevant postdoctoral fellowship and grant applications.
  • The successful candidate will develop research on targeted gene modification of human HSPC, including with novel gene transduction and genome-editing platforms, and on strategies to preserve stemness and expansion of gene-modified HSPC.
  • Candidates who have strong interest in translational research and appreciate the complexity of biological systems are particularly encouraged to apply.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required;
  • Expertise in the study of steady-state or altered hematopoiesis, biology of HSPC and their interplay with the hematopoietic niche, and with experience in animal models of hematopoiesis and human HSPC transplantation;
  • Ability to work independently, to participate in highly collaborative projects, and to contribute intellectually to the development of the research are requisites for this position.
Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Degrees in hematology or stem cell biology.
Additional Information:
  • For more information about Dr. Cardoso'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 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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