Postdoctoral Fellow - Immuno Oncology - Ogembo Laboratory

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7072310 (Ref.No. 10007448)
Posted: November 19, 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.

Our group in the Immuno-Oncology Department in the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope is interested in developing prophylactic and therapeutic strategic against oncogenic herpes viruses and their associated malignancies, with the ultimate goal of translating these strategies into the clinic. We are currently preparing to explore T-cell based therapeutics for the treatment of herpesvirus-associated cancers. The successful candidate will participate in laboratory research by performing T-cell culture experiments, which involve managing mouse experiments, isolating mouse splenocytes and separating and culturing human PBMCs, and performing T-cell activation assays and subsequent flow cytometric analysis.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Mouse handling (injections, collection of blood and tissues)
  • Cell culture maintenance and assays involving mouse and human primary T cells (mouse splenocytes, human PBMCs)
  • Accurate record/data keeping for a good laboratory practice standard to support IND application.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D. in immunology, virology or related disciplines
  • Meticulous record keeping, impeccable organization and proficiency with databases
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong work ethic, highly motivated, and work well independently and in a team
  • Hands-on experience in various dosing routes to mice and collecting blood and tissues, as well as processing samples for ex vivo analysis
  • Extensive hands-on experience in primary T-cell culture and assays (mouse and human)

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Experience in imaging, flow cytometry and translational science
  • Background in herpesviruses, cancer therapeutics is a plus.

Additional Information:
If interested in the position, please reach out to Dr. Ogembo at: .

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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