Research Associate II - Pancreatic Beta-Cell Development & Diabetes Pathogenesis

Duarte, California
December 29 2020
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, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

City of Hope has one of the most influential type 1 and type 2 diabetes research programs in the world. Our scientists' work has revolutionized the understanding and treatment of the disease and continues today with exciting developments in cell transplantation, gene regulation, immune tolerance and gaining systemic understanding of diabetes as a complex, multifaceted disease.
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Position Summary:
The Diabetes and Metabolic Research Institute within Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope seeks a Research Associate II to perform standard laboratory molecular and cell biology techniques, towards understanding mechanisms that regulate pancreatic beta-cell development, function, and regeneration, as well as diabetes pathogenesis.

The candidate should have good organizational skills, experience in designing and planning experiments, and data analysis. The applicant will perform experiments, collect and analyze data independently. The candidate will master current lab protocols and be willing to learn new techniques. The candidate will also assist the PI with ordering lab supplies and management of multiple inventories. The position will involve genetic and metabolic studies as well. Training will be provided for specialized techniques.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's degree with 2+ years practical lab experience or Master's degree with 1+ year practical lab experience
  • Experience in tissue isolation, operation of a microtome and cryostat and histological analysis, is preferred.
  • The applicant must be familiar with routine molecular biological techniques, such as DNA and RNA isolation, qRT-PCR, Western blot, cell culture, and other related techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to work in a team-oriented manner.
  • Strong work ethic and communication skills, meticulous and detail-oriented record keeping habits.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.

Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Sangeeta Dhawan's research please visit, 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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