Research Associate II - Forman Lab (CAR T)

March 29 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Thank you for your interest. Please note, the purpose of this posting is to recruit for on-going and future positions. We invite you to also view our current openings.

This position supports our exciting CAR T cell Therapy Program!

About CAR T Cell Therapy:

City of Hope continues to be at the forefront of a powerful form of immunotherapy known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. Using this approach, immune cells are taken from a patient's bloodstream, reprogrammed to recognize and attack a specific protein found in cancer cells, then reintroduced into the patient's system, where they get to work destroying targeted tumor cells. To learn more about this exciting therapy, please visit

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.

Requisition ID: 13321

Job Title: Research Associate II - Forman Lab (CAR T)

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

This is a fast-paced lab involved in cutting edge technology, research and clinical immunotherapeutic programs. We will train new personnel in project specific techniques and procedures.

Responsibilities will include: application of aseptic techniques for media or cytokine compounding; passaging, maintenance and cryopreservation of cell cultures (e.g., T cell and tumor cell lines); genetic modification, cloning, and characterization of T cells; performance of T cell functional assays (e.g., cytotoxicity and cytokine production assays); assisting in revising/maintaining TCTRL protocols and in cell product manufacturing/process development; clinical manufacturing of T cell products in our cGMP facility; preparation of cell products for in vivo/murine administration; providing routine lab support and maintenance activities in the spirit of GLP.

Work hours may vary.

Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in lab work as well as accurate record keeping and lab documentation are a must.

See the Stephen Forman, M.D. web page for an overview of research interests at:

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Two years related research/ laboratory experience with a Bachelor's degree or, one year related research/ laboratory experience with a Master's degree.
  • Coursework and/or hands-on experience with cellular immunology desired.

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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