Staff Scientist

Duarte, California
May 31 2021
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.

Staff Scientist - Diagnostic Radiology

Position Summary

We are seeking to fill a Staff Scientist position at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, in the laboratory of Dr. Ammar Chaudhry, MD. Along with his research collaborators at City of Hope, Dr. Chaudhry's primary research is geared toward the development of clinically relevant imaging biomarkers and radiotherapeutics agents. In concert with the Principal Investigator (PI), the successful applicant will support significant research contributions to established institutional clinical and basic research activities and, accordingly, be able to design, execute, evaluate and present the results of experiments.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Devise, plan, document and advance basic science and translational projects in the relevant research area.
  • Generate data for grant applications and prepare manuscripts for publication.
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members and external collaborators, including presentation of progress internally or externally.
  • Train and supervise PhD candidates, post-doctoral fellows, and technical staff.
  • Ensure compliance with Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) and other institutional safety committees i.e. IACUC
  • Stay abreast with scientific literature such as biomedical imaging and research radiopharmaceuticals.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D., Pharm.D., or M.D/Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences or related discipline with a background within preclinical and clinical pharmacokinetic studies

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Flow cytometry
  • Animal models and techniques
  • Knowledge of PET/SPECT/MRI and imaging-based analysis software
  • Experience in handling radioactive material
  • Strong interpersonal, documentation, and organizational skills

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.

  • Posting Date: Apr 1, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

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