Staff Scientist - Lymphangiogenesis, Lymphedema & Wound Healing

Duarte, California
September 20 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.

Position Summary

A Staff Scientist position is available in Dr. Alex Wong's NIH-funded laboratory in the Division of Plastic Surgery and Department of Surgery at City of Hope National Medical Center. Primary research areas include lymphangiogenesis, lymphedema, wound healing, and associated pathologies. The Staff Scientist series is designed for career research professionals whose primary function is to support the research infrastructure and activities of the institution. Staff Scientists will bring special skills, knowledge and experience to research programs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The scientist will work with the PI to lead the laboratory's funded research programs in lymphedema and wound healing
  • Using clinically relevant animal models of disease, the scientist will utilize state of the art molecular biology, in vitro systems, and transgenic mice to gain mechanistic insight into our diseases of interest.
  • Collaborate with experts on- and off- campus in multi-disciplinary studies
  • Organize and synthesize data for manuscripts and grant applications

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, molecular biology, or a related discipline. An M.D with research significant experience will also be considered.
  • Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by prior first author journal publications.
  • Project management skills and experience
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Quantitative and rigorous mindset

Additional Information:
  • 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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