Research Associate I - Jianjun Chen Lab

Monrovia, California
October 18 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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

The laboratory of Dr. Jianjun Chen in the department of Systems Biology in the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope is interested in RNA/DNA cancer epigenetics studies (focusing on both basic and translational research). The ultimate goal of the laboratory is to translate our laboratory discoveries into the development of effective novel therapeutic strategies to treat cancers (especially leukemia) in the clinic. The successful Research Associate I candidate will assist laboratory research by providing technical assistance, preparing and arranging reagents, managing mouse colonies, ordering and inventory of stocks.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • General lab maintenance and ordering (i.e. restock lab reagents, maintain supplies stocks)
  • Mouse handling includes husbandry, injections including drug-treatments, proficiency in collection of submandibular blood of mice
  • Bulk plasmid purification, PCR, gel electrophoresis, genotyping, Western blotting
  • Adherent and suspension cell culture maintenance
  • Test out new reagents/products for potential lab use
  • Additional consideration for applicants with previous clearance for animal irradiation and/or previous experience in flow cytometry for quantification of xenograft engraftment
  • Techniques may include, but are not limited to: basic molecular biology, biochemistry, aseptic techniques, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field
  • Meticulous record keeping, impeccable organization and proficiency with databases
  • Exceptional managerial and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong work ethic, highly motivated, and work well independently and in a team

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Experience with genetic mouse models, cellular and molecular biology techniques is a plus

Additional Information:
  • Please included a cover letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae
  • For more information on Dr. Jianjun Chen's research, please click here .

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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