Research Associate I

Raman Spectroscopy for Cancer Detection and Treatment

City of Hope National Medical Center invites applications for postbaccalaureate and more senior research positions. Individuals with experience in machine design and scholarly research are encouraged to apply. Background in engineering is strongly desired but not required. Responsibilities include acquiring data on breast cancer tissue obtained during surgery; refining technique and increasing efficiency of data collection; building an instrument that can be used in the operating room for detection and ablation of breast cancer. The current work is being conducted in conjunction with Harvey Mudd Engineering College and interaction with and supervision of the students is also expected as part of the program. The deliverables expected at the end of the year are 1) a published paper regarding our work utilizing Raman spectroscopy to detect cancer and 2) a submitted grant for external funding for continuation of the project. Continuation of the post-bacc for an additional year is possible and contingent upon productivity during year 1.

Experience: BA/BS required, Engineering background preferred

Description of City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit or follow City of Hope on facebook, twitter, youtube or flickr.

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.

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