Research Associate I - Marcucci Lab

March 08 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 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 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.


Research Associate I Leukemia Lab

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

A Research Associate I position is available in the Leukemia Research Laboratory of Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research and the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

The Center is supported by outstanding core facilities including, but not limited to, a large human and mouse leukemia tissue bank, and GMP facilities for new drug development and exceptional Sequencing and Bioinformatics services. Our long-term goal is to elucidate the mechanisms of leukemogenesis and drug resistance of primitive leukemia cells, and to identify novel therapeutic approaches in blood cancers. Our current research efforts are directed towards understanding the molecular and cellular pathways underlying the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) using a combination of genetics, genomics, biochemistry, proteomics, molecular biology and cellular biology approaches. Our experimental systems include both genetic mouse models and primary leukemia stem cells from AML patients. The focus of this position is to understand the role of epigenetic changes in leukemia development, progression and maintenance.

Please include a cover letter stating research interests and experiences andcurriculum vitae.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience.
  • Must be highly motivated with excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Candidates with skills in molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture, flow cytometry, gene transfer, mouse handling and transplantation techniques are preferred.

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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