Research Associate I - Li Lab

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City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 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.à 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 nationÀ™s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Requisition ID: 12326

Job Title: Research Associate I - Li Lab

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

Li Lab from Department of Hematological Malignancies Translational Science of The Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute are seeking a Research Associate I to work on our leukemia research and stem cell research team. The individual will be a part of Department of Hematological Malignancies Translational Science and Gehr leukemia center. The RAI will assist with laboratory procedures involving molecular cloning, hematopoietic stem cells culture, immunoassays and other research tasks, as needed.

Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, or designee, the Research Associate I (RAI) assists the work of a laboratory or undertakes research projects in collaboration with academic supervisor, making innovative contributions pertaining to laboratory procedures which should not change the course of an investigation. RAI typically consults with the academic supervisor on the scope and plan of approach to a research project; organize and plan techniques; plan and assign the work of at least one lab staff advising on problems they are unable to solve; standardize new techniques and train staff on these techniques; perform specialized procedures and prepare written reports of laboratory experimental methods.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • BachelorÀ™s degree in biological sciences.
  • 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience.
  • Molecular Biology and Adult Stem Cell Biology, preferred.
  • Experience in molecular cell biology and tissue culture is required, other laboratory skills is plus, but not essential, since we will provide training environment for a motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated candidate.


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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