Research Associate II - CAR T Therapeutics - Correlative Studies

Duarte, California
September 14 2020
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
A Research Associate II position is available in the CAR T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory working with correlative studies. This is a fast-paced lab 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. Please apply online for consideration.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Tissue culture including application of aseptic techniques for media compounding, passaging, maintenance and cryopreservation of cell cultures (e.g., T cell lines);
  • Flow cytometric characterization of T cell and tumor cell lines;
  • Performance of T cell functional assays (e.g., cytotoxicity and cytokine production assays);
  • Assisting in revising/maintaining lab protocols; providing routine lab support and maintenance activities in the spirit of GLP.
  • Work hours may vary.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • This position requires a Bachelors degree plus 2 years of related experience, or a Masters degree plus 1 year of related experience.
  • Training in Biological Sciences or a related field, with at least 1-2 years of hands-on experience in cellular immunology and standard good laboratory practices (GLP), desired.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in lab work as well as accurate record keeping and lab documentation is a must.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with previous experience in GLP tissue culturing and sterile techniques.
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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