Research Associate II - Vaccine Research

Location
Duarte, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
January 21 2021
Ref
10009595
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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
A Research Associate II position is available in the Vaccine Research Laboratory of Dr Don J Diamond in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation of the City of Hope. Dr Diamond's research team is seeking a highly motivated candidate with experience in molecular biology/virology or viral immunology. The position is available as part of multiple research projects to develop COVID-19 and CMV vaccines based on a highly efficient and fully synthetic viral-vectored vaccine platform for pathogen preparedness and disease prevention. The successful applicant will join a highly productive research team to develop and characterize recombinant vaccine vectors by various in vitro methods and to test these vaccine candidates for in vivo immunogenicity and protective efficacy in different animal models.

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.


Qualifications
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience or Master's with 1 year of experience is required
  • Interest and knowledge in vaccine research and coronavirus/herpesvirus/poxvirus virology.
  • Experience in DNA cloning, PCR, electrophoresis, immunoblot, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, ELISA, virus propagation and titration, cell culture or related laboratory techniques.
  • Knowledge in recombinant DNA technologies and viral vector design.
  • Willingness to work with COVID-19 pseudovirus, clinical-isolates of cytomegalovirus, and attenuated poxviruses under biosafety level 1 and 2 conditions.
  • Ability to independently document scientific progress

Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Don Diamond'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.