Research Associate II - Islet Cell Program

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7222297 (Ref:10020375)

Posted: April 11, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $31.00 - $48.05 / 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.

We have an immediate need for a Research Associate II position in the Department of Translational Research and Cellular Therapeutics at the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope. The primary role of the candidate will be to work as a Quality Control member in the islet cell program which has been established to treat patients with type 1 diabetes and further diabetes research. This position will require a flexible work schedule, including occasional weekend on-call hours.

As a successful candidate you will:

  • Prepare media and buffers, conduct islet cell count and viability assays, and conduct functional tests including but not limited to ELISA.
  • Culture islet cells for QC assays and process clinical research samples.
  • Assist PI on research projects (e.g., cell culture, cryopreservation, qPCR, etc.).
  • Participate in the review and development of new and existing standard operation procedures.
  • Be responsible for maintaining records of performance and analyzing the data using all research applications.
  • Be responsible for equipment management and maintenance of the QC laboratory and its systems in a GLP/GMP compliant state.


· Bachelor’s degree. Masters degree preferred

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

  • Excellent verbal, written communication, interpersonal skills and meticulous documentation practice.
  • Excellent skills for organizing the given multiple tasks and great attention to detail at the bench.

· Experience in laboratory skills listed above preferred.

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: $31.00 - $48.05 / 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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Job posting number:#7222297 (Ref:10020375)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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