Research Associate I - Itakura Lab

Requisition ID: 10422

Job Title: Research Associate I

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

The Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is seeking a research associate I to perform various standard molecular biological techniques, such as RNA isolation, qRT-PCR, Western blot, and other related techniques. The applicant is required to perform experiments, collect and analyze data independently, and have good organizational skills. The applicant must be proficient in MS Office applications. The successful applicant will work under the guidance of a Senior Scientist. Under supervision, the Research Associate I performs standard laboratory procedures and is trained in more difficult procedures and the theoretical background in a scientific field. The individual gradually performs a variety of non-standard procedures more typical of the Research Associate II level. Originality in devising or revising laboratory procedures is ordinarily not required at this level. Inquiries may be made to Dr. Keiichi Itakura, [email protected], Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope.

Essential Functions:

  • Utilizing laboratory equipment and established protocols, performs a variety of research experiments. Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.
  • May modify protocols
  • Write standard operating procedures and reports.
  • Maintains records of work performed including results and methodology; utilizing records may calculate, graph and compile data.
  • Develops techniques and expertise in one or more areas relevant to laboratory research project.
  • Ensures that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage and disposal of materials.

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences
  • 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture, mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal 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 is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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