Research Associate II - COVID-19 and CMV Vaccines Development
- City of Hope
- Duarte, CA
- $31.00 - $48.05 / hour
- Closing date
- Feb 8, 2023
- Life Sciences
- Position Type
- Full Time
- Organization Type
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.
A Research Associate II (RAII) position is available in the Laboratory of Dr. Don Diamond in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation of the City of Hope. Dr. Diamond's research team is seeking a highly motivated candidate with experience in molecular biology/virology or viral immunology. The position is available as part of multiple-disciplinary research projects to develop COVID-19 and CMV vaccines based on a highly efficient and fully synthetic poxvirus-vectored vaccine platform for pathogen preparedness and infectious disease prevention. The successful applicant will join a highly productive research team to develop and characterize recombinant vaccine vectors by various in vitro methods and to test these vaccine candidates for in vivo immunogenicity and protective efficacy in different animal models.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Bachelor's degree. Master's degree preferred.
- Background in molecular biology/virology, viral immunology or related fields and preferably 2-3 years of experience in relevant laboratory work.
- Interest and knowledge in vaccine research and coronavirus/herpesvirus/poxvirus virology.
- Experience in DNA cloning, PCR, electrophoresis, immunoblot, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, ELISA, virus propagation and titration, cell culture or related laboratory techniques.
- Knowledge in recombinant DNA technologies and viral vector design.
- Willingness to work with COVID-19 pseudovirus, clinical-isolates of cytomegalovirus, and attenuated poxviruses under biosafety level 1 and 2 conditions.
- background in viral immunology, with documented experience in developing and performing immunoassays to analyze antibody and T cell responses is a plus.
- Ability to independently document scientific progress
As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
- For more information on Dr. Don Diamond please visit here: https://www.cityofhope.org/don-diamond
The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate's experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
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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