Research Associate II - Immunology - Reijonen lab

Requisition ID: 7886

Job Title: Research Associate II - Reijonen lab

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities

We have an immediate need for a Research Associate II at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. This position is in Dr Helena Reijonen's laboratory at the Department of Diabetes Immunology within the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute. The main focus of Dr Reijonen's research is the understanding of the cause of type 1 diabetes and translating this knowledge into immune therapies with the ultimate goal to cure the disease. Gained knowledge of the genetic and mechanistic pathways leading to the destruction of the insulin producing beta cells by the individual's own immune system will be translated into targeted intervention strategies to stop this process and protect beta-cells. We also aim at the discovery of immune correlates that can predict progression of type 1 diabetes before the clinical symptoms of the disease appear. These immune correlates are also valuable for the monitoring of the outcomes of islet transplantation in type 1 diabetes patients and in the evaluation of efficacy of the targeted therapies in diverse patient populations.

Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, or designee, the Research Associate II (RAII) performs the work in the laboratory making innovative contributions pertaining to laboratory procedures. RAII typically consults with the academic supervisor on the scope and plan of approach to a research project; reads abstracts and articles; organize and plan techniques; contribute original ideas to the laboratory research; standardize new techniques and train staff on these techniques; and prepare written reports of laboratory experimental methods. On daily basis RAII performs a variety of routine and non-routine laboratory research experiment, records and validates the methods and results for accuracy and completeness. RAII also troubleshoots procedures if experiment results are unexpected or unsatisfactory, and recommends alternative procedures. RAII calculates, compiles and analyzes data obtained from work performed, and contribute to the preparation of manuscripts by describing methods, specialized techniques and prepare figures and tables on the data. RA II also keeps abreast of new and improved techniques.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelor's degree. Masters degree preferred.
  • Two years related research/ laboratory experience with a Bachelor's degree or, one year related research/ laboratory experience with a Master's degree.
  • Cellular immunology and tissue culture experience required.
  • Multi-parameter flow cytometry experience strongly preferred.

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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