Research Associate I - Diabetes & Cancer Metabolism

Duarte, California
May 03 2021
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.
To learn more about our exciting research and accomplishments in the field of Diabetes, please visit

Position Summary:
A Research Associate I position is immediately available in the Department of Diabetes and Cancer Metabolism at City of Hope. This position requires experience with biochemistry and analytical chemistry (high-performance liquid chromatography) and is focused on investigating the role of metabolic alterations in disease development. The individual will be required to collect and analyze data, write, and present methods and results, and work with other individuals in the laboratory to coordinate investigations.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Utilize laboratory equipment and established protocols, to perform a variety of research experiments. Record and validate results for accuracy and completeness.
  • May modify protocols
  • Write standard operating procedures and reports
  • Maintain records of work performed including results and methodology. Utilize records and may calculate, graph and compile data.
  • Develop techniques and expertise in one or more areas relevant to laboratory research project.
  • 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:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Molecular or Cellular Biology, Chemistry, or related field
  • 0-2 years of research or laboratory experience
  • Experience with biochemical techniques, analytical chemistry, and cell culture systems
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Independently collect and analyze data
  • Strong organizational skills

Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr Sarah Shuck'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.