Research Associate II - Department of Surgery

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 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. 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

This is a fast-paced lab involved in cutting edge technology, research and clinical immunotherapeutic programs. We seek a bright, independent, organized, motivated individual to work on exciting projects based on genome editing and therapeutic gene transfer.

Key Responsibilities include:

The candidate will be expected to work independently but coordinately with other laboratory members. We will train new personnel in project specific techniques and procedures.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or a related field.
  • Two years related research/ laboratory experience with a Bachelor's degree or, one year related research/ laboratory experience with a Master's degree.
  • A strong background in cell and molecular biology is necessary.
  • Successful candidates will be experienced in PCR, ddPCR, qPCR, tissue culture, gene transfer and flow cytometry.
  • The ideal candidate will be bright, a quick learner, highly motivated, organized, with great work ethic and must get along well with others.

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Master's degree in Biological Sciences, preferred.
  • Hands-on experience in cell and molecular biology highly desired.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with previous experience in PCR, ddPCR, qPCR, tissue culture, gene transfer and flow cytometry.


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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