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Providence Health & Services Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a full time, day shift Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Providence John Wayne Cancer Institute Santa Monica, CA.

In this position you will

  • Under the general supervision of the Director of Translational Immunology, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow is a mentored position with the goal of developing an independent scientist in the Department of Translational Immunology at John Wayne Cancer Institute. The training vehicle involves work focused on mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity as they pertain to anti-tumor immune responses. Cancer models may include melanoma, breast cancer and others. Projects may include the investigation of the role of microbes, adjuvants, host factors, and microbiomes in enhancing anti-tumor immune responses. Research utilizes cellular immunology and molecular biology techniques and systems biology approaches


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Ph.D. or M.D.

  • Human subjects research training/certification

  • Significant research experience that led to publications in quality peer-reviewed journals in any area of the biomedical sciences

  • At least 4 years of experience in basic science research laboratory working on research projects related to cancer or immunology

  • Strong communication and leadership skills

  • Evidence of having developed breadth and depth in an area of biomedical science

  • Developed foundation in technical skills including sterile tissue culture technique, molecular biology and biochemical techinques, upon which these skills will be built and broadened

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

About the hospital you will serve:

The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center is a cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding and curing of cancer in order to eliminate patient suffering worldwide. The Institute's mission is accomplished by conducting innovative research focused on biological mechanisms to provide new understandings of the cause, diagnosis, control, and cure of cancer; training the next generation of surgical scientists who study and treat cancer; and researching unique experimental treatment services to rapidly develop and test new forms of diagnosis and therapy in order to improve the quality of life and expected survival of those afflicted with cancer.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 235949