Postdoctoral Fellow - DNA Damage Response and Oncogenesis

City of Hope

Monrovia, CA

ID: 7066712 (Ref.No. 10006390)
Posted: June 4, 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 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
A postdoctoral position is available in The Wang Laboratory at the Department of Systems Biology, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, to study alternative RNA splicing and DNA damage response. The Wang Laboratory is currently funded by R01 grants, foundation grants, and City of Hope Startup package.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • The scientist will lead the project for RNA splicing dysregulation, DNA damage response, and oncogenesis in blood malignancies.
  • This project will involve a strong background in RNA splicing, DNA damage, cancer biology, animal models, and bioinformatics.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • M.D. or Ph.D. degree in Hematology, Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, or related field and 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Successful candidates must have knowledge with the fundamental mechanism of RNA splicing, DNA damage, genetic murine models, and/or transcriptomics analysis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong problem-solving skills are required.
Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Lili Wang’s research please visit, here .
  • When applying for the position, please include an updated CV, a cover letter with a statement of scientific research interests and how they relate to the project, contact information for 2-5 references, and available start date.
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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