Staff Scientist – Extracellular Vesicle in Diabetes Treatment

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7226165 (Ref.No. 10020398)
Posted: May 16, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $34.96 - $118.63 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at theBeckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

The Arthur Giggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute (AR-DMRI) promotes new discoveries and innovation across pathophysiology, diabetes related complications and treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes. The Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics (TRCT) which is under AR-DMRI, led by Fouad Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D., has translated landmark scientific discoveries into treatments that have improved the lives of diabetic patients around the world. TRCT focuses on stem cell biology and development, translational and clinical research, islet isolation and distribution, islet isolation and quality assessment, islet imaging, islet encapsulation, and new drug discoveries.

The Staff Scientist series is designed for career research professionals whose primary function is to support the research infrastructure and activities of the institution. Staff Scientists will bring special skills, knowledge and experience to research programs or institutional core laboratories. Individuals appointed as staff scientists will receive a one-year fixed-term contract.

Your qualifications should include:

  • A Ph.D. with a minimum of two years of mesenchymal stem cell research and extracellular vesicle (EV) research experience.
  • Must have the ability to design and execute laboratory experiments, critically interpret experimental results, and present data in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to participate in the preparation of grant applications, scientific publications, and IND submissions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proficiency in immunology and diabetes research, particularly Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
  • Expertise in EV biology. Such as isolation, purification and functional study.
  • Ability to effectively develop projects in a translational research environment to meet project goals.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here.

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Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $34.96 - $118.63 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.



City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.