Research Associate I - Pathology Core

Duarte, California
May 24 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 business/operations Manager or designee, the Research Associate I performs a variety of routine and increasingly complex specimen processing isolations in support of researchers. This position will be dedicated to processing human blood and fluid specimens in support of clinical research studies including the general research protocol IRB 07047.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Utilizing laboratory equipment and established protocols, performs a variety of research specimen processing techniques. Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.
  • May modify protocols
  • Assist in writing standard operating procedures and reports related to specimen processing.
  • Maintains records of work performed including results and methodology; utilizing records may calculate, graph and compile data.
  • Assists in further developing processing techniques and expertise in one or more areas relevant to 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 a Bachelor's degree in biological or related sciences;
  • 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience;
  • Must have excellent computer skills.

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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