Research Associate I - Lymphoma Research

Duarte, California
January 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Thank you for your interest. Please note, the purpose of this posting is to recruit for on-going and future positions.

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:
Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, or designee, the Research Associate I perform a variety of routine and increasingly complex research experiments. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who values teamwork but also aspires to become a project driver. Individuals with prior laboratory experience are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Danilov's laboratory investigates mechanisms of drug resistance in B-cell malignancies. Lymph nodes and bone marrow are sites where neoplastic B-cells are exposed to tumor microenvironment. Dr. Danilov's laboratory research focuses on the role of pro-survival pathways in this setting, and how this signaling can be targeted. In addition to a variety of in vitro models of the stromal niche, Dr. Danilov's laboratory models lymphoid disease in vivo and his research is highly translational and involves work with primary samples from patients with lymphoid malignancies. Based on laboratory findings, his group originates early-phase clinical trials, allowing for verification of laboratory findings in the clinical setting. The lab also conducts analysis of correlative samples from patients enrolled on clinical trials.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Utilize laboratory equipment and established protocols, to perform a variety of research experiments. Record and validate results for accuracy and completeness.
  • Order laboratory reagents and supplies and maintain inventories and assemble lists.
  • Write standard operating procedures and reports.
  • Maintain records of work performed including results and methodology. Utilize records and calculate, graph and compile data.
  • Develop techniques and expertise in one or more areas relevant to laboratory research projects.
  • Ensure that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage and disposal of materials.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related degree with 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience
  • Molecular Biology experience preferred
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
  • Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems.
  • Must be proficient with computers running Windows and PC applications e.g. MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person.
  • Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships

Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Alexey Danilov's research please visit here
  • Dr. Danilov's laboratory receives funding from the National Cancer Institute (R01), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Society of Hematology and industry partners.

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.