Research Associate II - Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core

Duarte, California
July 08 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

A Research Associate II position is available in the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core Facility at City of Hope.

The Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core Facility provides analytical services to interested scientists on campus as well as to extramural entities. Under the direct supervision, the incumbent will work closely with other members of the core. He/She will be supporting all activities of the core from sample preparation to data analysis, project management and costing, and will interact daily with core users and customers. The incumbent will also assist in manuscript preparation, grant proposal development and progress reports.

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 with 2 years of experience or Master's with 1 year of experience is required
  • Prior training and research experience in the field of mass spectrometry
  • Background within mass spectrometry, quantitative proteomics and/or metabolomics with a focus in cancer biology, diabetes, molecular pathways and signal transduction is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experienced in sample preparation and mass spectrometric analyses of proteins, peptides, small molecules and lipids on a variety of instruments, including Orbitrap mass spectrometers (MS), triple quadrupole MS, quadrupole TOF MS, liquid chromatography systems, and data processing.

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 8, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job