Research Associate

City of Hope

Phoenix, AZ

Job posting number: #7234354 (Ref:2312931)

Posted: April 3, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

TGen, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, is a part of City of Hope. We are an Arizona-based, nonprofit medical research institute dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life-changing results. We work to unravel the genetic components of common and complex diseases, including cancer, neurological disorders, infectious disease, and rare childhood disorders. By identifying treatment options in this manner, we believe medicine becomes more rational, more precise and, well, more personal.


This position is for a Research Associate to join the team in the laboratory of Drs Jeffrey Trent and Cristian Tomasetti. We are a fast-paced research lab focused on cancer genomic landscapes, early detection and effective therapeutic intervention in a variety of populations ranging from underserved human communities to naturally occurring canine and chicken cancers.


Under management supervision, this position requires the employee to perform all duties related to experimental execution, basic data analysis, sample tracking, general laboratory responsibilities, maintain a clean lab space, equipment use and maintenance

along with assisting/mentoring colleagues and/or interns. Expectations include maintaining detailed lab notebooks, maintenance spreadsheets and protocols. These procedures allow for a laboratory functioning efficiently producing quality data that will

translate into publications and most importantly advances in the clinic.

We are a human-centric organization that translates to our employees. Some of the perks in working for us:

· BC/BS of Arizona health coverage.

· Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long Term Disability

· Top notch EAP with a full scope of concierge type services

· 401k with 6% match

· Generous time off

· Commuter benefits

· Much, much more!


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in planning experiments, evaluating/interpreting test results, developing conclusions, and devising solutions to problems utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices and under the direction of the scientist in charge
  • Effective communication of data and project updates using Microsoft excel,
  • Powerpoint presentations and Google docs.
  • Training of interns or other junior new staff members.
  • Order and organize lab supplies. Organize and maintain lab equipment.
  • Attend meetings, presentations, seminars as needed

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:#7234354 (Ref:2312931)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
Duarte,California
United States
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