Human Islet Isolation Associate

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7252203 (Ref:10026484)

Posted: June 5, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $32.00 - $48.82 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at theBeckman 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 Human Islet Isolation Associate role is available in the lab of Dr. Fouad Kandeel. He is principal investigator on the islet transplantation trial to determine the safety and efficacy of islet cell transplantation as a treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes. In addition, Dr. Kandeel has recently concluded a clinical project to identify genes related to the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the Hispanic population. He also continues to oversee the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program, which he established several years ago at City of Hope. Due to his strong background in endocrine tumors and thyroid cancer, Dr. Kandeel participates in the development of the national guidelines for the management of neuroendocrine tumors and thyroid cancer.

As a successful candidate, you will:

· Be responsible for manufacturing and isolating human islets from pancreas donors under limited supervision for transplant and research purposes.

· Participate in the efforts to achieve compliance with all Federal (FDA) and State accrediting agency requirements in the manufacturing and testing of isolated human islets in the Cellular Therapeutic Production Center (CTPC).

· Perform manufacturing activities and development tasks.

· Provide qualification and validation support for manufacturing processes and quality assurance procedures that are essential to the cGMP production of biomedical products.

· Cooperate with Quality Assurance group (QA) and Quality Systems (QS) to ensure the quality of product and cGMP compliance.

· Required to be on-call and respond to emergency calls.


· Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent. Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.

· 3-5 years of experience with a Bachelor’s or 0-4 years of experience with a Masters

· Basic biology and chemistry experience

· Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $32.00 - $48.82 / 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:#7252203 (Ref:10026484)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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