Research Associate I - Tumor Biology Research

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Jul 8, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology
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 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 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 Medical Center is looking for a talented Research Associate I to join Dr. Behnam Badie's team. Dr. Badie's laboratory is exploring CAR T based, more effective and less toxic therapies to treat a deadly disease, Glioblastoma, which is aligned with one of COH's strategic priority initiatives, CAR T Program Expansion.

This position will be responsible for executing technical and laboratory activities with the ability to execute Western, qPCR, ELISA and flow cytometry experiments and capacity to work in a mouse colony performing basic tumor biology research. The candidate should be self-motivated, demonstrate initiative, and be able to work independently and as a part of a team on research grade projects. Strong organizational skills are required, attentiveness to details, multi-tasking and ability to communicate effectively.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Create and modify lab protocols
  • Conduct tissue culture, including characterization and development of murine and human cell lines
  • Execute immunoassays, including ELISA and western blot
  • Conduct in vivo mouse surgeries and manage mouse colonies

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences or related scientific discipline
  • 0-2 years of laboratory experience including design and execution of related experiments

Preferred education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Masters degree in Biological Sciences or related scientific discipline with 0-2 years of laboratory experience

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • For more information on Dr. Behnam Badie's research please visit here

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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