Research Associate I - Department of Hematology

Monrovia, California
June 26 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, or designee, the Research Associate I performs a variety of routine and increasingly complex research experiments.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Review and analyze data for assurance of assay quality and consistency;
  • Cell culture and functional test of cells from mouse tissue (spleenocytes, bone marrow);
  • Perform genotyping in mouse model;
  • Experience working with human blood and blood products using sterile technique, cell culture or other related experience;
  • Provide support in document review, data entry, and data analysis;
  • Participate in laboratory lab meeting showing and discussing data;
  • Assist with general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment, and inventory;
  • Utilizing laboratory equipment and established protocols, performs a variety of research experiments. Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.
  • May modify protocols;
  • Write standard operating procedures and reports;
  • Maintains records of work performed including results and methodology; utilizing records may calculate, graph and compile data;
  • Develops techniques and expertise in one or more areas relevant to laboratory research project;
  • Ensures that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage and disposal of materials;
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Must have Bachelor's degree;
  • Must have 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques (real time PCR, Rna isolation, western blot);
  • Knowledge of basic flow cytometry applications, surface staining;
  • Familiarity with hematopoietic cell populations.

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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