Research Associate I - Transplant Immunology

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7236915 (Ref:10025594)

Posted: April 19, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $25.13 - $29.15 / 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.

Under the direct supervision of Dr. Marcel van der Brink, the Research Associate I will perform a variety of research experiments. The van den Brink Laboratory, a transplant immunology laboratory at City of Hope, has an outstanding academic environment focused on immunology, microbiota and bone marrow transplantation and has a strong track record of research associates subsequently attending medical school or other academic opportunities.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Perform a variety of routine and non-routine laboratory research experiments. Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.
  • Troubleshoot procedures if experiment results are unexpected or unsatisfactory. Recommend alternative procedures.
  • Be responsible for accurately recording work performed including results and methodology. Calculate, compile, and analyze data obtained from work performed.
  • Independently evaluate research data and initiates alternative approaches to improve the quality of results by providing input to overall research design. Train lab staff in specialized procedures, equipment, and theoretical concepts behind unique tests.
  • May contribute to the preparation of manuscripts by describing methods and specialized techniques. Keep abreast of new and improved techniques.
  • Ensure that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with each procedure(s) by utilizing safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage, and disposal of bio-hazardous, infectious and toxic material.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.
  • 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience.
  • Experience with experimental animals or cell cultures is preferred.
  • The team is targeting a 2-year commitment.

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

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Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $25.13 - $29.15 / 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.


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