City of Hope Research Associate I in Monrovia, California

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

As one of the field’s leading research groups, we mainly focus on basic and translational research with the ultimate goal to cure acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), which represents the most frequent type of cancer in children and young adults. Our lab is located within City of Hope’s new Biomedical Research Center in Monrovia, CA. With 25 scientists, technicians and PhD students from different background, we have created a diverse and dynamic environment. Research work in our group involves innovative molecular and cell biology techniques, characterization of patient-derived samples and in vivo drug-testing of experimental compounds in mouse models.

The ideal candidate must be flexible in a laboratory environment. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are required. A positive attitude and the desire to learn are attributes of a successful candidates.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Under the supervision of a Research Assistant Professor, the Research Associate I (RAI) studies CRISPR-Cas9 based genetic screen as well as oncogenic signaling, drug resistance and metabolism in ALL.

  • After passing standard training procedures, the RAI performs a variety of routine tasks and increasingly complex research experiments with specialized equipment. Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.

  • Maintains records of work performed including results and methodology.

  • Develops techniques and expertise in one or more areas relevant to research project.

  • Conducts animal studies with bone marrow transplantation and leukemogenesis in mouse model.

  • Ensures that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage and disposal of materials.

  • RAI may have previous research experience and be able to perform or learn a variety of cellular and molecular biological procedures, including molecular cloning, cell culture and other laboratory skills.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience.

  • Experience in molecular cell biology and tissue culture is desirable, but training will be provided to RAI.

Additional Information:

Apply to the job requisition online.

You may also email the following documents in one (1) single PDF to

(Label PDF with your last name followed by ALLRA1application), include:

• Personal statement

• CV

• Coordinates of three academic/professional mentors (phone number, E-mail)

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be 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.

Job: Systems Biology

Title: Research Associate I

Location: California-Monrovia

Requisition ID: 10000491