Resident Research Fellow

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Date Posted: July 31, 2018

City of Hope Department of Surgery and Department Chair Dr. Yuman Fong are proud to announce the offering of a Resident Research Fellowship in oncolytic viral therapy. Residents will join our securely funded lab where the oncolytic viral vectors of the future are being constructed and characterized. This is an amazing time in the field of oncolytic viro-immunotherapy and residents can expect to gain knowledge that will help them become leading surgeon-scientists in the future as viral therapy becomes incorporated into standard adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy protocols. Residents will learn hands-on basic science benchwork techniques including in vitro and in vivo assays. Residents will also receive a more global understanding of how to fund and run a lab, how to construct a fundable research project, and how to translate ideas from the bench to the bedside. Additional training and research opportunities can be made available based upon trainee goals. Resident Research Fellows will also have the opportunity to audit basic science courses through the Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences and attend guest lectures by the many luminaries in basic and translational oncology and immunology who regularly visit with our renowned City of Hope research faculty. Dr. Yuman Fong’s lab is fully staffed with a collaborative team of innovators including two surgeon scientists Drs. Yanghee Woo and Susanne Warner, epigeneticist and cancer stem cell expert Dr. Maria Hahn, three post-docs, three full-time senior technicians, and one PhD student. Resident research fellows can expect to benefit from the tutelage of all lab members each of whom are committed to the success of the lab as a collective. Prior lab experience is not required. Applicants must have completed at least two years of surgery residency in the United States. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, hard-working, team player with a passion for innovation and translational science. The position begins July 1, 2019 and will end June 30, 2021. Alternative date arrangements can be considered. Applications are due November 1, 2018. There is space available for one resident to enter lab each year, meaning there will be two residents total in lab at any given time.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to Resident Research Fellowship Director, Dr. Susanne Warner and cc Dr. Fong at

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