Research Associate II - Oncolytic Virology

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7241228 (Ref:10025792)

Posted: July 1, 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.

A Research Associate II (RA II) position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Yuman Fong. The Fong laboratory works with Oncolytic viruses. The RA II will directly work on oncolytic virus project, which involves construction of recombinant viruses as well as assessing safety and anti-tumor efficacy of different viral constructs in vitro and in mice. The RA II will perform a variety of research experiments under the guidance of academic supervisor, making innovative contributions pertaining to laboratory procedures. The RA II will typically consult with the academic supervisor on the scope and plan of a research project. The position requires a person to organize and plan techniques and be able to complete assigned experiments in a timely manner.

This position requires experience in both in vitro and in vivo (mouse) models. Commonly used skills in the Fong Laboratory include tissue culture, recombinant virus construction, immune assays, cytotoxic assay, mouse models of cancer, testing safety and anti-tumor efficacy of oncolytic viruses in mouse models.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Perform a variety of routine and non-routine laboratory research experiments. Record and validate results for accuracy and completeness.
  • Troubleshoot procedures if experiment results are unexpected or unsatisfactory. Recommend alternative procedures.
  • Be responsible for accurately recording work performed including results and methodology. Calculating, compiling and analyzing data obtained from work performed.
  • May contribute to the preparation of manuscripts by describing methods and specialized techniques. Keep abreast of new and improved techniques.
  • Ensure that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with each procedure(s) by utilizing safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage and disposal of bio-hazardous, infectious and toxic material.

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:

  • Experience with oncolytic virus or other virus-related work is desirable but not required.
  • The ideal candidate will know the following techniques: Flow cytometry, cell culture, ELISA, Western blot, molecular cloning, Elispot, PCR and RT-PCR, and mouse models.

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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:#7241228 (Ref:10025792)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
Duarte,California
United States
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