Job DescriptionAbout City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
We are currently looking for a staff scientist who will be a part of a translational science team for our CAR T cell clinical trials. Interact and collaborate with a team of researchers focused on developing T cell therapies in a translational research environment across multiple malignancy types.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Conduct basic molecular biology techniques, including cloning, plasmid and genomic DNA purification, PCR, quantitative PCR, Western blot, transient and stable transfection of mammalian cell lines, QC and correlative study for clinical samples.
- Develop new assays to interrogate correlative samples across multiple CAR T clinical trials.
- Must have demonstrable computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Access, etc., as well as skills in data management and analyses.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
• Ph.D. degree with at least 2-3 years research experience in molecular biology.
• The candidate will ideally have experience in the fields of immunology, immunotherapy and cancer biology, with demonstrated experience in CAR T design.
• Experience in primer design, cloning, qPCR and westerns is required.
• Experience in handling correlative samples and knowledge of GMP practices is highly preferred
• Experience in virus packaging and transfection, multiparameter flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and/or gene expression profiling and bioinformatics is preferred.
• Ability to effectively lead a research team to successfully meet project goals.
• Ability to collaborate with diverse group of scientists involved in the correlative studies.
• Ability to design and execute laboratory experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a clear and concise manner.
• Ability to participate in the preparation of grant applications and scientific publications.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• A publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
This position also requires meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in lab work as well as accurate record keeping and lab documentation
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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 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.