City of Hope Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships | DNA Damage Response and Oncogenic Signaling (DNADRS) in Duarte, California

Req ID: 10168

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships | DNA Damage Response and Oncogenic Signaling (DNADRS)

Funded by the National Cancer Institute (T32CA186895), the program at City of Hope provides exceptionally motivated postdoctoral fellows with scientific knowledge, research training and professional skills in the rapidly growing and interconnected fields of DNA damage response and oncogenic signaling (DNADRS). The goal of the program is to provide innovative curriculum and mentored research that prepares an elite group of highly motivated fellows to become successful, independent researchers in cancer biology. Fellows can choose a mentor from 17 faculty members, all of whom are performing cancer-focused, funded, high-impact research in DNADRS, and have a history of mentoring postdoctoral fellows. Required coursework includes curriculum in DNA Repair, Epigenetics and Cancer, and Oncogenic Signaling. In addition, trainees will participate in journal clubs, data clubs, professional development seminars, monthly luncheons with mentors, national and international scientific conferences, and a yearly DNADRS Symposium.

Fellowships are for three years with an institute-supplemented stipend ($59,146 per year plus a full benefit package) and $5,000 or research supplies.

Program Leadership:

  • Binghui Shen, Ph.D., Program Co-Director
  • Timothy O’Connor, Ph.D., Program Co-Director
  • Jeremy Stark, Ph.D., Program Associate Director

Program Faculty:

  • David Ann, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications and Metabolism
  • WenYong Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology
  • Yuan Chen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
  • Wendong Huang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications and Metabolism
  • Mei Kong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology
  • Peter Lee, M.D., Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professor in Cancer Immunotherapeutics, Department of Immuno-Oncology
  • Yilun Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Linda Malkas, Ph.D., M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professor in Molecular Oncology, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D., The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology and Outcomes Research, Department of Population Sciences
  • Timothy R. O'Connor, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cancer Biology
  • Dustin Schones, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications and Metabolism
  • Binghui Shen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Jeremy Stark, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
  • John A. Termini, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
  • Yanzhong (Frankie) Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Hua Yu, Ph.D., Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professor in Tumor Immunotherapy, Department of Immuno-Oncology
  • Xiaochun Yu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics

Eligibility and Application Requirements

Applicants must have a completed doctoral degree before starting the fellowship program (all Ph.D. coursework must be completed, final orals must be passed and the dissertation signed). Applicants who are currently postdoctoral fellows must have less than one year of postdoctoral experience.

U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR U.S. PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS IS REQUIRED.

Individuals from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Selection criteria include:

  • Academic training
  • Research interest in DNA damage response and oncogenic signaling
  • Strength of commitment to an academic research career
  • Potential to contribute significantly to the field

To apply, please send a single pdf of the following documents to dnadrs@coh.org :

  • Completed application form †download from website ( http://www.cityofhope.org/education/postdoctoral-training-office/dna-damage-response-and-oncogenic-signaling )

  • Please include a pdf document with a current curriculum vitae that begins with a personal statement on your career goals and your interest in this program, as well as a paragraph summary of the research accomplishments of your dissertation research. At the end of your CV, list the names of three references that address your potential as an academic scientist.

If you have any questions regarding the program or the application, please email dnadrs@coh.org