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 I position is available at Dr. June Rhee's laboratory in the Department of Medicine at City of Hope. Our research focuses on dissecting the role of metabolism and biologic aging in mediating cancer therapy-induced cardiovascular complications by leveraging human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as well as patient samples and applying tools in molecular and cell biology, integrative genomics, and cutting-edge bioinformatics. Under the direct supervision of the PrincipalInvestigator, Dr. June Rhee, or designate, the Research Associate I performs a variety of research experiments in cell and molecular biology as well as routine laboratory management.Key Responsibilities include:
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Utilizing laboratory equipment and established protocols, performs a variety of research experiments. Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.
- May modify protocols.
- Write standard operating procedures and reports.
- Maintains records of work performed including results and methodology; utilizing records may calculate, graph and compile data.
- Develops techniques and expertise in one or more areas relevant to laboratory research project.
- Ensures that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage and disposal of materials.
Preferred education experience and skills:
- Bachelor's degree in biology, genetics, chemistry or a related field.
- 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Basic cell and molecular biology training and courses.
- Technical writing experience in SOP's, protocols, and reports.
- Proficiency with human cell culture techniques, experience with induced pluripotent stem cells is highly valued.
- Handling of clinical blood samples.
- Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques, such as gel electrophoresis, PCR, computational biology (e.g. programming in R, MATLAB, or Python) and recombinant DNA techniques is highly desired but not required.
- Possess initiative, ability to multi-task and a desire to acquire new technical skills
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to communicate effectively with team members and collaborators.
- Experimental design, execution of plan and presentation of data to team.
- Utilization of good documentation practices.
- Candidates must be self-motivated, willing to learn, and working as a team. We provide a nurturing, fun, and team-based training environment as well as mentorship to guide career plans.
- 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.