Research Associate II - Molecular Biology and Virology Research

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7255231 (Ref.No. 10026591)
Posted: June 14, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $32.00 - $49.60 / 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.

A Research Associate II position is available in the Department of Hematology under Dr. Don Diamond. The ideal candidate will have work experience or knowledge within virology and vaccine development fields. Virus infections of cell cultures will be a routine procedure, and occasional assistance in injections of attenuated poxviruses in tumor bearing congenic mice will be expected.

Please refer to these publications for further background: doi:10.3390/vaccines11091492, PMC7705736, PMC8906816, PMID33257686, PMID31739399 describing the platform and earlier publications using a p53-expressing MVA as a clinical therapeutic in cancer patients (10.1158/2767-9764.CRC-23-0394, PMC8802616, PMC5856606, and PMC5706612).

As a successful candidate, you will:

· Conduct laboratory technical procedures in support of a cancer vaccine development project. The successful applicant will perform molecular biology, virology and cell biology experiments.

· Have hands-on job experience with PCR, nucleic acid and protein electrophoresis, Western Blot, bacterial culture, plasmid manipulations including vector assembly using online sequence analysis programs, and cell culture techniques requiring application of sterile technique with experience in eukaryotic cell culture.


· Bachelor’s degree within molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, or other related fields. Masters degree preferred

· 2+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or 1+ year related experience with a Master’s degree.

· Additional requirements include virology expertise including manipulation of attenuated poxviruses, recombinant virus derivation, amplification, expansion and purification.

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

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $32.00 - $49.60 / 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.