Staff Scientist

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7078491 (Ref:10009799-1)

Posted: May 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

City of Hope has one of the most influential type 1 and type 2 diabetes research programs in the world. Our scientists’ work has revolutionized the understanding and treatment of the disease and continues today with exciting developments in cell transplantation, gene regulation, immune tolerance and gaining systemic understanding of diabetes as a complex, multifaceted disease.

To learn more about our exciting research and accomplishments in the field of Diabetes, please visit https://www.cityofhope.org/research/riggs-institute .

Position Summary
A Staff Scientist position is available in Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. The Staff Scientist series is designed as a step towards faculty transition for highly accomplished and driven research professionals whose primary function is to support the research infrastructure and activities of the institution. Staff Scientists will bring special skills, knowledge and supervisory experience to research programs or institutional core laboratories. Individuals appointed as staff scientists will receive a one-year fixed-term contract.

We are seeking a Staff Scientists to become a part of the research team headed by Dr. Bart Roep, Professor within the Arthur Riggs Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute. Our research is focused on the development of novel therapeutic entities to cure type 1 diabetes. This candidate will have the unique opportunity of contributing to a translational research program and working with renowned specialists in the fields of immunology, diabetes, and biotechnology. This successful candidate will be exposed to novel proprietary technologies developed at the City of Hope. Some of the key research topics include the development of cellular and molecular therapeutic approaches aiming to target the autoimmune response and protect insulin-producing cells from the inflammatory microenvironment.

Qualifications
Key Responsibilities include:
  • Devise, plan, document and advance basic science and translational projects in the relevant research area.
  • Generate data for grant applications and prepare manuscripts for publication.
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members and external collaborators, including presentation of progress internally or externally.
  • Train and supervise post-doctoral fellows and technical staff.

Qualifications Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Ph.D. or M.D/Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences or related discipline
  • Experience in experimental immunology is needed.
  • Candidates should have experience in cell culture, flow cytometry, molecular biology, ELISA and immunohistochemistry.
  • Experience in Enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISpot), Cytokine Secretion Assay, and other lymphocyte function tests are desirable.
  • Notions on monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) purification and conjugation, pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, immunogenicity and toxicology analysis in experimental models are a plus.

Additional Information:
  • Please submit your current CV/resume along with a cover letter highlighting your research accomplishments, a brief statement explaining how your past research ties in with the goals of our laboratory, and future career plans.
  • For more information on Dr. Bart Roep’s research, please click here .

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.
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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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