Research Associate II | Cell Culture, cGMP Experience

Location
California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
October 09 2018
Discipline
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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 14701

Research Associate II | Cell Culture, cGMP Experience

Position Summary:

An exciting Research Associate II position is available at the Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics, https://www.cityofhope.org/research/diabetes-metabolism-research-institute/diabetes-institute-departments/diabetes-translational-research-and-cellular-therapeutics, at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. This position will work with mammalian cell culture and the successful candidate should have prior experience in a cGMP environment.

Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, or designee, the Research Associate II (RAII) directs the work of a laboratory or undertakes research projects in collaboration with academic supervisor, making innovative contributions pertaining to laboratory procedures which may not change the course of an investigation but do indicate significant independent contribution beyond the RA I level. RAII typically consults with the academic supervisor on the scope and plan of approach to a research project; reads abstracts and articles; organize and plan techniques; plan and assign the work of at least one lab staff advising on problems they are unable to solve; contribute original ideas to the laboratory research; standardize new techniques and train staff on these techniques; perform specialized procedures and prepare written reports of laboratory experimental methods.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs a variety of routine and non-routine laboratory research experiments. Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.
  • Troubleshoots procedures if experiment results are unexpected or unsatisfactory. Recommends alternative procedures.
  • Responsible for accurately recording work performed including results and methodology. Calculates, compiles and analyzes data obtained from work performed.
  • Trains lab staff in specialized procedures, equipment and theoretical concepts behind unique tests.
  • May contribute to the preparation of manuscripts by describing methods and specialized techniques. Keeps abreast of new and improved techniques.
  • Ensures that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with each procedure(s) by utilizing safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage and disposal of bio-hazardous, infectious and toxic material.

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree. Masters degree preferred.

Minimum Experience

  • Two years related research/ laboratory experience with a Bachelor's degree, or
  • One year related research/ laboratory experience with a Master's degree.

Requirements and key skills

  • Mammalian cell culture handling and maintenance.
  • Prior cGMP working experience is a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills

Aptitude: Req./Pref.

  • Ability to delegate when needed

Machines/Equip: Req./Pref.

  • Laboratory equipment such as a FACS analyzer.

Working / Environmental Conditions

  • Smoke free environment
  • May be exposed to toxic chemicals

Protective Equip: Required

  • Must use PPE as required

Communication

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with other departments.

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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