Research Associate II - Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science

City of Hope

Monrovia, CA

Job posting number: #7236615 (Ref:10025403)

Posted: May 7, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $32.00 - $49.60 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

The Department of Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science at City of Hope is recruiting a full-time Research Associate II to support research projects in the laboratory of Dr. Pamela Becker. The Becker lab focuses on novel therapy of acute myeloid leukemia (e.g.-RNA therapeutics or new inhibitors) and drug resistance in blood cancers (e.g.-acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome) based on clinical features, mutations, and gene expression, with use of high throughput functional screening/multicolor flow cytometry to directly assay drug response.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Consult with Principal Investigator, Staff Scientist, academic researchers, pharmaceutical/biotech company researchers, and/or postdoctoral scholars on research approaches.
  • Perform standard specialized experimental procedures and techniques for research projects.
  • Conduct non-standard laboratory procedures, adapting to changing research needs.
  • Conduct in vitro experiments including exploring new therapies and molecular biology techniques.
  • Adapt standard procedures or improve tests based on literature review and analysis.
  • Collaborate on multidisciplinary projects by modifying procedures to meet project requirements.
  • Assist in data collection, analysis, and preparation for presentation/publication/grant applications.
  • Support daily laboratory operations, including ordering supplies, organizing the lab, and coordinating equipment maintenance; supervise student/trainee staff and report any issues to the Principal Investigator.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two years related research/ laboratory experience with a Bachelor’s degree or one year related research/ laboratory experience with a Master’s degree.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in molecular biology, cell biology, engineering, biology, chemistry, or related field.
  • Tissue culture with cell lines and primary cells.
  • Molecular biology techniques including preparation of DNA, RNA for sequencing or other analysis.
  • Biochemical analysis techniques including western blotting, flow cytometry analysis, fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), magnetic bead isolation devices, and in vitro drug sensitivity assays.
  • Familiarity with data analysis/statistics and graphics software.
  • In vivo mouse models of leukemia.

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Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $32.00 - $49.60 / hour

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 a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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Job posting number:#7236615 (Ref:10025403)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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