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
This position is immediately available for an independent, organized, self-motivated individual with extensive molecular biology experience to conduct experiments in the field of cancer T cell therapy. Key Responsibilities:
Performing molecular techniques, including but not limited to molecular design, generation of molecular constructs, plasmid and genomic DNA purification, PCR, quantitative PCR, Western blot, southern blot, transient and stable transfection, passage and maintenance of tissue culture cell lines, development and standardization of molecular assays for quality control (QC) and correlative assays investigating patient products and samples. The candidate would also actively participate in routine lab support and maintenance activities. Primary responsibilities for the T Cell Therapeutics research laboratories (TCTRL) program/department would include construct design; management and organization of the molecular work stations, database, and software related to construct design; training of new staff for all projects for labs within the TCTRL program/department.Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- The Staff Scientist must possess, at a minimum, the U.S. equivalent Bachelor's or Master's degree in an appropriate discipline, and will often have a Ph.D. or other doctoral level degree.
- A minimum 5 years of laboratory experience specifically in Molecular Biological Sciences or related field.
- Must have demonstrable computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and proficiency in utilizing CLC Bio and Snapgene (or similar programs) is highly preferred, as well as skills in data management and analyses.
- For an overview of the lab's research interests, please visit here.
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
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.