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Research Associate I - Cancer and Stem Cell Biology

Employer
City of Hope
Location
Duarte, California
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 23, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology, Stem Cells, Cancer Research
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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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

A Research Associate I (RAI) position is available at City of Hope, one of a prestigious group of NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The candidate will join a highlycompetitive research lab to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying transcriptional controland cell signaling during cancer initiation and progression using "cutting-edge" andunbiased in vitro biological approaches and genetically engineered mouse models (please seeour recent publications: PLoS Genet 2020 Jan 13:16(1):e1008588; Development 2021 Jan11:148(1):dev196048; Development 2021 Oct 1:148(19):dev199738; Nat Commun 2022 Jul28:13:4364; Nat Commun 2022 Nov 2:13:6552).

The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated, strong desire to learn, and have great compassion and interest with medical and biological research and excellent communication skills. Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Associate I will perform a variety of in vitro and in vivo experiments. The candidate should have abilities to work with stress and meeting for deadlines. In addition, she/he should be able to plan experimental approaches to a research project with consulting with the Principal Investigator; making necessary technical troubleshooting, reads scientific abstracts and articles; contribute original ideas to the laboratory research; standardize new techniques and train staff on these techniques; prepare written reports of laboratory experimental methods.

Essential Functions:
  • Utilizing laboratory equipment and established protocols, performs a variety of research experiments. Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.
  • 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.
  • Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality. Expresses ideas clearly and constructively.
  • Developing abilities to work independently and with pressure.
  • Works proactively and collaboratively with others to streamline work and achieve mutual goals.


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences
  • 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills

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. ZJ Sun 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.

Company

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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