Research Associate I - Cancer Biology

Duarte, California
June 25 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
A Research Associate I position is available at City of Hope, one of a prestigious group of NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Associate I (RAI) will join a highly competitive research lab to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying transcriptional control and cell signaling during the course of cancer initiation and progression using cutting-edge and unbiased in vitro biological approaches and unique and innovative genetically-engineered mouse models.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • RAI may have previous research experience and be able to perform or learn a series of cellular and molecular biological procedures, and have previous experience working with GEMMs (genetically engineered mouse models).
  • Should be able to plan experimental approaches to a research project in consultation with the academic supervisor; making necessary technical trouble-shooting, reads scientific abstracts and articles; contribute original ideas to the laboratory research; standardize new techniques and train staff on these techniques; prepare written reports of laboratory experimental methods.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's degree, required

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Some research/ laboratory experience, preferred.
  • Interest in or previous experience working with GEMMs (genetically engineered mouse models), a plus.
  • Molecular biology experience/training, preferred.

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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