Project Development Scientist (Staff Scientist)

October 12 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.

Center for Gene Therapy

Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute

Project Development Scientist

RSO Job Title: Staff Scientist

Position Summary

This Project Development Scientist position will be part of the Center for Gene Therapy in the Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute. This position will support project management, scientific writing and clinical trial design for the Center. This Project Development Scientist will be affiliated with the Gene Therapy Disease Team and will work closely with the Center Director, investigators, laboratory and clinical researchers, and biostatisticians to shepherd projects from conception to grant submission, to clinical protocol or IND, and publication.

Essential Functions

  • Organize manuscript writing, data presentation, quarterly reports, and journal submissions.
  • Work with investigators to assure the clarity and accuracy of data presentations, as well as the interpretation of results.
  • Facilitate team interactions to assure timely milestone completions.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of Center research goals and areas of emphasis.
  • Assist with identification of funding opportunities, grant writing and submission.
  • Coordinate clinical trial design, writing and submission of clinical protocols and consent forms.
  • Develop budget for grant submission and clinical trials.
  • Assist with Investigational New Drug Applications (IND).

Minimum Education: Requires a PhD in biology, immunology, virology, or other life science; or, a master's degree with at least five years of scientific writing, clinical study design, or clinical trial regulatory experience in a healthcare/research/academic environment.

Preferred Education: Ph. D.

Preferred Experience: NIH or DOD research grant writing (R01 level, not post-doctoral fellowships), involvement with human observational or therapeutic studies, protocol design/writing for human observational/retrospective or therapeutic studies. Familiarity with project management, FDA regulations, data analysis techniques, graphing methods, and interpretation of laboratory and clinical data.

Skills: Excellent scientific writing, organizational and interpersonal skills are key.

Aptitude: Ability to work independently and as part of a team, meet deadlines, perform and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks. Requires judgment that could affect the image of City of Hope and the Institute.

Software: Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, EndNote, Excel and Powerpoint. Prefer familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and Illustrator.

Communication: Strong written and verbal English is required.

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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