Research Associate II - Immunotherapy - Priceman Lab

Duarte, California
June 21 2021
Life Sciences
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 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
Immediate need for a Research Associate II at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. This is a fast-paced laboratory involved in cutting-edge technology, research and clinical immunotherapeutic programs. We will train new personnel in project specific techniques and procedures. Work hours may vary. Please visit CAR T Cell Therapy Program website for more information.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Tissue culture including application of aseptic techniques for media compounding, passaging, maintenance and cryopreservation of cell cultures (e.g., T cell and tumor cell lines)
  • Mouse handling for tumor injections, noninvasive imaging (Xenogen) and tissue harvesting/preparation for immunohistochemistry and flow cytometric analysis
  • Genetic modification, cloning, and characterization of T cells
  • Performance of T cell functional assays (e.g., flow cytometry, ELISA, western blotting)
  • Assisting in revising/maintaining standard operating procedures

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Two years related research/laboratory experience with a Bachelor's degree or one year related research/ laboratory experience with a Master's degree
  • of hands-on experience in academic or industry laboratory research require
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in lab work as well as accurate recordkeeping and lab documentation is a must
  • Excellent computer skills.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
  • Master's degree
  • Priority will be given to candidates with previous experience in mouse handling, sterile techniques and tissue culturing.

Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Saul Priceman's research, please click here .
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

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: Jul 23, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

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