Staff Scientist - Translational Research in Multiple Myeloma and Leukemia

City of Hope
Monrovia, CA
$33.27 - $118.63 / hour
Closing date
Apr 1, 2023

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Life Sciences
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About City of Hope

City of Hope's mission is to deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913, City of Hope has grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope research has been the basis for numerous breakthrough cancer medicines , as well as human synthetic insulin and monoclonal antibodies. With an independent, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center at its core, City of Hope brings a uniquely integrated model to patients spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, and innovation initiatives. City of Hope's growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, andtreatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. City of Hope's affiliated family of organizations includes Translational Genomics Research Institute and AccessHope TM . For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , Instagram and LinkedIn .

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

A Staff Scientist position in the Department of Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science of City of Hope is available under the supervision of Flavia Pichiorri, Ph.D., M.S., Amrita Krishnan, M.D., and John Williams, Ph.D. The Staff Scientist series is designed for career research professionals whose primary function is to support the research infrastructure and activities of the institution. Staff Scientists will bring special skills, knowledge, and experience to research programs or institutional core laboratories. The ideal candidate will have experience in cancer immunology, tumor-microenvironment interactions, fluorescent immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cell culture, and interpretation of RNA-seq data. The candidate will mainly focus on the development of novel therapeutic interventions for both myeloma and leukemia.

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.

Preferred education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D. degree in immunology or cancer cell biology with at least 4 years of experience.
  • Experience in basic immunology and molecular biology techniques including flow cytometry analysis, cloning, ELISA, cell culturing, etc.
  • Basic mouse handling and breeding.
  • Mouse retro-orbital and/or tail vein injections.
  • Ability to effectively lead other scientists in a translational research environment to successfully meet deadlines and perform and prioritize simultaneous.
  • Requires use of discretion and judgment when handling confidentialinformation.
  • Ability to design and execute experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a cogent and meaningful manner.
  • Candidate be industrious, has sound technical skills and capable drafting grants,proposals, study protocols and manuscripts.
  • Under minimal direction of the Principal Investigator, directs the work of a laboratory including supervision of technical lab staff and is responsible for the development and execution of major research projects and performs state-of-the-art, complex research projects in collaboration with the other researchers, making significant, original contributions to research methods, including authorship or co-authorship of published findings.
  • Ensures that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with eachprocedure(s) by utilizing safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage and disposal of bio-hazardous, infectious and toxic material.

Additional Information:
  • For more information about Dr. Flavia Pichiorri's research click here .
  • 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.
  • 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.



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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