Research Associate II - Translational Pediatric Oncology

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7199751 (Ref:10023922)

Posted: February 16, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $31.00 - $48.05 / 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 position is available in the laboratory of Leo D. Wang, MD, PhD, at City of Hope, Duarte, CA.

The lab’s research in the Department of Immuno-Oncology focuses on how blood and immune cells develop, function, and interact with other cells, with a second focus on how blood stem cells become malignant. We use mass spectrometry to identify activated protein circuits in rare blood stem and progenitor cell populations, including therapeutic chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, and use that knowledge to improve and devise new therapies for pediatric cancers and blood disorders.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Coordinate lab tasks and operations, including ordering, inventory, and other essential functions.
  • Prepare laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and maintain equipment.
  • Perform a variety of routine and non-routine laboratory research experiments. Record and validate results and methodology for accuracy and completeness.
  • Perform preclinical rodent work (mouse handling, screening, injections, and analysis). Troubleshoot procedures if experiment results are unexpected or unsatisfactory. Recommend alternative procedures.
  • Calculate, compile and analyze data obtained from work performed.
  • Independently evaluate research data and initiate alternative approaches to improve the quality of results by providing input to overall research design. Train lab staff in specialized procedures, equipment and theoretical concepts behind unique tests.
  • Keep detailed and accurate logs of experiments from conception to analysis, as well as of lab inventory and animal colonies.
  • May contribute to the preparation of manuscripts by describing methods and specialized techniques.
  • There may be some travel to local area research labs for collaborations, trainings, & operational expansion.

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:

  • Hands-on experience with flow cytometry, molecular biology, and cell culture is preferred.
  • Computational skills (R, Python) are beneficial.
  • Experience with animal husbandry also a plus.

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: $31.00 - $48.05 / 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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