Assistant Research Professor
Job Title: Assistant Research Professor
Position Summary and Key Responsibilities
Develops an independent, NIH-funded research program in the field of hematological malignancies, serves as director of the Division of Epigenetic and Transcriptional Engineering, leads a group of postdoctoral scientists, provides mentorship and scientific guidance, oversees experimental studies in his/her laboratory, publishes high-quality research manuscripts, develops research grant proposals for consideration by NIH and other peer-reviewed funding agencies. Performs original research in the Department of Systems Biology. Also performs all technical aspects of the Department of Systems Biology. Evaluates and introduces new materials, methods and equipment to help determine the feasibility and or adaptability for the Department of Systems Biology. Assists the Department Chair in development of new technologies, participation in quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement procedures. Assists Technical Associates in technical aspects of the laboratory.
The following are essential job accountabilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
Research: Oncogenic signal transduction . Perform original research including, but not limited to, the role of kinases, phosphatases, transcription factors in regulating oncogenic cell signaling and metabolism.
- Read and analyze the relevant literature.
- Develop cutting-edge methodologies in gene editing, transcriptional regulation (inducible dCas9 regulators), computational biology tools.
- Contribute new ideas, actively engage in scientific discussion, provide expertise to inform discussion of new concepts
- Contribute to lab meetings and research Clubs
- Contributing to a positive lab environment including the spirit of collaboration and helping others
- Supervision of post-doctoral fellows and technologists as relevant for research activities.
- Develop and maintain world expertise in a suite of genes studied by the Systems Biology
- Write original scientific manuscripts.
- Review scientific manuscripts and grant applications
- Contribute and assist in grant applications.
- Pathway to scientific independence: Develop concepts for own grant application with support from Department Chair.
- Contribute to quality controls, verification of scientific results, rigor and robustness of scientific data by mentoring junior members of the Department.
- Contribute to good record keeping, archiving of primary research data, assist with implementation of digital laboratory note books that can be shared among all members of the group, contribute to building and maintenance of a shared file server structure.
- Act as role model and contribute to good experimental practice, SOPs, laboratory safety and animal welfare.
- Participate in teaching activities of the Department and the Graduate School.
- Attend scientific conferences and present work of the group.
- Develops an independent, NIH-funded research program in the field of hematological malignancies. , 
Serves as director of the Division of Epigenetic and Transcriptional Engineering and provides mentorship and oversight for the scientists working in the Division. , 
Leads a group of postdoctoral scientists, provides mentorship and scientific guidance, oversees experimental studies in his/her laboratory.
Publishes high-quality research manuscripts, develops research grant proposals for consideration by NIH and other peer-reviewed funding agencies. , 
Collaborates with department personnel on research projects. Attends departmental meetings as required and participates in the department continuing education program.
Gives presentations of collaborative and methodological research at professional meetings and at invited seminars. , 
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending inservice meetings, and workshops. Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to maintain certification/licensure, and/or keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
Attends meetings as required. 
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
The following job accountabilities may be reassigned:
Assists in care and maintenance of laboratory work area and furnishings/equipment.
Ph.D. degree in Biology or related field of science
Five years in Molecular or Cell Biology
Experience in the biology of leukemia and lymphoma
Preferred Field of Expertise
Molecular and cell biology, hematological malignancies, cancer biology
Work independently. Foster and promote a positive image and professional appearance.
Computer peripheral equipment
Working / Environmental Conditions
Atmosphere and environment associated with an office setting
Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
Occasional travel required
Frequent pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.)
Mostly sedentary work
Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 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 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
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