Postdoctoral Fellowship - Diabetes Immunology

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7058142
Posted: June 24, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This position is in Dr. Helena Reijonen’s https://www.cityofhope.org/helena-reijonen laboratory at the Department of Diabetes Immunology within the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at the City of Hope, https://www.cityofhope.org/research/diabetes-metabolism-research-institute. The main focus of Dr Reijonen’s research is the understanding of the cause of type 1 diabetes and translating this knowledge into immune therapies with the ultimate goal to cure the disease.

Key Responsibilities include:
Gained knowledge of the genetic and mechanistic pathways leading to the destruction of the insulin producing beta cells by the individual’s own immune system will be translated into targeted intervention strategies to stop this process and protect beta-cells. We also aim at the discovery of immune correlates that can predict progression of type 1 diabetes before the clinical symptoms of the disease appear. These immune correlates are also valuable for the monitoring of the outcomes of islet transplantation in type 1 diabetes patients and in the evaluation of efficacy of the targeted therapies in diverse patient populations.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.

Preferred education experience and skills:
Experience in cellular immunology, preferred.

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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