Postdoctoral Fellow - Oncogenesis, Stem Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Transcription Regulation, Hormone Action & Disease Models

10011354 Requisition #

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 Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at City of Hope, one of a prestigious group of NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.  The successful applicant will join a highly competitive research lab to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying transcriptional control and cell signaling during the course of cancer initiation and progression. Specifically, the applicant will use “cutting-edge” and unbiased in vitro biological approaches and unique and innovative genetically engineered mouse models to uncover gene-expression and genomic and epigenetic alterations that regulate oncogenic transformation and other cellular events in tumorigenesis.


Key Responsibilities include:

The successful applicant will investigate steroid hormone action, transcriptional control, and cell signaling in development and tumorigenesis.


The Fellow will develop and use novel and advanced biological approaches, and genetically engineered mouse models to uncover gene-expression and genomic and epigenetic alterations in cancer initiating cells in order to understand mechanisms underlying tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Ph.D. or M.D/Ph.D. degree in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or a related field.
  • A proven track record of creativity and productivity.
  • Highly self-motivated, strong desire to learn, and have excellent communication skills. 
  • Previous experience with mouse models of human diseases, cancer biology, molecular biology, or genetics is highly desired, but not required.


Additional Information:

For more information about Dr. Zijie Sun'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.


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