Postdoctoral Fellow - Vaccine Research

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7196577 (Ref:10023828)

Posted: November 29, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: $31.00 - $34.23 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at theBeckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Vaccine Research Laboratory of Dr. Don J Diamond in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation of the City of Hope. Dr Diamond’s research team is seeking a highly motivated candidate with experience in infectious disease and oncology.

The position is available as part of multiple research projects to develop COVID-19 and CMV vaccines based on a highly efficient and fully synthetic viral-vectored vaccine platform for pathogen preparedness and disease prevention. You will join a highly productive research team to oversee a team of technicians involved in immune monitoring in clinical vaccine and observational studies. For more information on Dr. Diamond’s research please visit here.

As a successful candidate, you will:

· Have a strong background incellular immunology, with documented experience in performing immunoassays with humanblood specimens.

· Have experience inimmune monitoring,multiparameter flow cytometry, data analysis software, and measuring antigen-specific cellularimmunityis preferred.

· PhD degree in virology, viral immunology or related fields with publications and preferably 2-3 years of experience in relevant laboratory work.

· Interest and knowledge in SARS-CoV-2 and CMV vaccine research.

· Experience in ELISpot, neutralization, flow cytometry, ELISA, PBMC isolation, or related laboratory techniques.

· Willingness to work with COVID-19 pseudovirus, clinical-isolates of cytomegalovirus, and attenuated poxviruses under biosafety level 1 and 2 conditions.

· Ability to independently document scientific progress and write research articles

· Ability to perform data analysis

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $31.00 - $34.23 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.



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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