Project Coordinator

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
May 29, 2022

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Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

The Research Project Coordinator collaborates with the Department Chair, Research Project & Regulatory Manager, Research Business Management, other department investigators, project managers and lab teams to coordinate and support the research activities of the Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics. The position will assume the primary administrative management of the Arthur Riggs diabetes institute service centers by acting as the liaison between the Department Chair, service centers Managers and Scientific Leads, on one hand and all potential faculty users and their teams on the other. He/she will also be responsible to coordinate all other scientific and service programs such as islet production and distribution, islet and tissue banking, human pancreas development atlas programs. He will also assist with organization of national and international events such as the Riggs-Levine annual symposium and the advancement of this program from a single multiday annual event to an ongoing yearlong of education program with membership and several web-based educational event besides the annual meeting. He/she will assist with establishment and running of collaborative relationships with other departments and programs within the AR-DMRI, other academic institutions within Southern California, the whole country and the rest of the world. He/She will assist the Department Chair and other project leads to track and support laboratory and clinical research project performance, accountability and reporting. The research project coordinator will ensure high level of department organization and efficiency to prevent delays in meeting expectations. This job requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, self-motivation, creativity, and meticulous documentation.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Will be responsible for the administrative activities of the Service centers and the special research and educational programs organized and/or run by the department of translational research and cellular therapeutics in order to achieve a high level of organization and efficiency in providing service to the entirety of the DMRI, nationally and worldwide and ensure adherence to research project milestones & timelines and other translational research endeavors and commitments for the department.
  • Help Chair, faculty and research teams navigate currently available resources and pursue additional resources that may be required in order to meet scientific milestones and expectations.
  • Tracks and assists with preparing periodic updates to leadership regarding the progress of ongoing research projects.
  • Keeps timeline for all relevant deadline dates.
  • Provides service in a manner consistent with his/her specific role and function according to COH policy and procedure.
  • Maintains current knowledge and awareness of organizational and regulatory standards, policies and procedures relevant to the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute.
  • Participates in a collaborative, empowered work environment as demonstrated through teamwork.
  • Effectively communicates with all relevant parties within the institution in order to meet COH organization goals.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by appropriate and timely use of organizational resources.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement activities through data collection and/or participation in corrective action plans to continuously improve program goals and activities.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in life sciences
  • Two or more years experience in a healthcare research setting.
  • Foster and promote a positive image and professional appearance.

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

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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.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 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 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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