Research Associate II - Wang Lab

Requisition ID: 10390

Job Title: Research Associate II - Wang Lab

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities

A Research Associate II position is available in the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. Our group in the Department of Systems Biology at the Beckman Research Institute is interested in understanding and targeting genetic alterations driving hematopoietic malignancies. We focus on the functional implications and translational research of splicing factor mutation in hematologic malignancies. The successful candidate will assist laboratory research by providing technical assistance, managing mouse colonies, monitoring mouse cohorts, and ordering general lab supplies.

Major responsibilities:

  • Mouse handling includes husbandry, health monitoring, dissection, proficiency in collection of submandibular blood of mice and tail-vein injection
  • Basic molecular skills including PCR, gel electrophoresis, genotyping, Western blotting
  • General lab maintenance and ordering (i.e. restock lab reagents, maintain supplies stocks)
  • Additional consideration for applicants with previous clearance for animal irradiation and/or previous experience in flow cytometry
  • Techniques may include, but are not limited to: basic molecular biology described above, aseptic techniques, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy. You will work under the direct supervision of post-doctoral fellow.

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.

This is a full-time position with eligibility for paid leave and health benefits. Please reply with a cover letter and a CV.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelor's degree, Biology major related, 2 year wet-lab experiences.
  • Two years related research/ laboratory experience with a Bachelor's degree or, one year related research/ laboratory experience with a Master's degree.
  • Experience with genetic mouse models, cellular and molecular biology techniques.
  • Meticulous record keeping, impeccable organization and proficiency with databases.
  • Exceptional managerial and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Strong work ethic, highly motivated, and work well independently and in a team.
  • Molecular biology experience.

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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