Research Associate II – Leukemia Lab

Duarte, California (US)
Competitive salary and benefits
May 22, 2017
Jul 22, 2017
Full Time

Beckman Research Inst – Duarte (Duarte, CA) 

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

A Research Associate II position is available in the Leukemia Research Laboratory of Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research and the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

The Center is supported by outstanding core facilities including, but not limited to, a large human and mouse leukemia tissue bank, and GMP facilities for new drug development and exceptional Sequencing and Bioinformatics services. Our long-term goal is to elucidate the mechanisms of leukemogenesis and drug resistance of primitive leukemia cells, and to identify novel therapeutic approaches in blood cancers. Our current research efforts are directed towards understanding the molecular and cellular pathways underlying the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) using a combination of genetics, genomics, biochemistry, proteomics, molecular biology and cellular biology approaches. Our experimental systems include both genetic mouse models and primary leukemia stem cells from AML patients. The focus of this position is to understand the role of epigenetic changes in leukemia development, progression and maintenance.

Please include a cover letter stating research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical related fields plus two years related research/laboratory experience.
  • Master’s degree in biomedical related fields preferred plus one year related research/laboratory experience preferred.
  • Must be highly motivated with excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Candidates with skills in molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture, flow cytometry, gene transfer, mouse handling and transplantation techniques are 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.