Research Associate I - Systems Biology - Muschen Laboratory

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City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary
Our group in the Systems Biology Department at City of Hope is interested in comparative analyses of normal lymphocyte development and malignant transformation towards leukemia. Our research involves innovative molecular and cell biology techniques, characterization of patient-derived samples and in vivo drug-testing of experimental compounds in mouse models.

We are looking for a research associate for a project that investigates the role of Lgr5 and Wnt/?-catenin signaling in B cell malignancies. You will work under supervision of the scientist leading the project. You will be expected to conduct experiments, provide technical support and report your results in project meetings.

A positive attitude, desire to learn, and genuine interest in science are attributes of a successful candidate. This position offers a great learning opportunity for individuals who would like to pursue an advanced career in science or medical field.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Utilizes laboratory equipment and established protocols, performs a variety of routine tasks and increasingly complex research experiments.
  • Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.
  • Summarizes and reports the results in project meetings.
  • Develops techniques and expertise in one or more areas relevant to research project.
  • Ensures that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage and disposal of materials.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences.
  • 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience.

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Experience with genetic mouse models, cellular and molecular biology techniques is desirable, but training will be provided to RAI.

Additional Information:

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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