Research Associate I

Duarte, California
February 14 2019
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 inthe CAR T Cell Therapy Program.

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

A Research Associate I position is available in a fast-paced laboratory involved in cutting-edge technology, research and clinical immunotherapeutic programs. We will train new personnel in project specific techniques and procedures. Work hours may vary.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Tissue culture including application of aseptic techniques for media compounding, passaging, maintenance and cryopreservation of cell cultures (e.g., T cell and tumor cell lines);
  • Mouse handling for tumor injections, noninvasive imaging (Xenogen) and tissue harvesting/preparation for immunohistochemistry and flow cytometric analysis;
  • Genetic modification, cloning, and characterization of T cells; performance of T cell functional assays (e.g., flow cytometry, ELISA, western blotting);
  • Assisting in revising/maintaining standard operating procedures.

See the CAR T Cell Therapy Program website at City of Hope: .

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Requires a BS or MS in Biological Sciences or a related field.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in lab work as well as accurate record keeping and lab documentation is a must.

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • 2 years of hands-on experience in academic or industry laboratory research.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with previous experience in mouse handling, sterile techniques and tissue culturing.

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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