Research Associate

City of Hope

Flagstaff, AZ

Job posting number: #7261536 (Ref:2529518)

Posted: July 11, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

TGen, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, a part of City of Hope is located in Phoenix, AZ. 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.


The Altin laboratory uses transcriptomics, single cell analysis and highly-multiplexed peptide assays to generate system-level insights into human adaptive immunity. We have ongoing projects that focus on immunity to viruses, cancer, tuberculosis, Valley fever and alloantigens.


We are looking for a talented, passionate, and highly motivated Research Associate to join our team in performing the wet lab activities of our group.


Position Summary

The Research Associate will carry out research in a biosafety level two (BSL2) molecular

biology laboratory. Responsibilities include:

  • Design and execute experiments, analyze and interpret experimental results, develop conclusions, and devise solutions to problems utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices and under the direction of the scientist in charge.
  • Compile experimental results into graphs and tables
  • Research and plan follow-up experiments
  • Keep detailed logs of the experiments and report scientific findings
  • Maintain and clean equipment and lab environment
  • Maintain equipment, and research supplies with guidance from faculty members
  • Communicate results and progress in weekly laboratory meeting and one-on-one meetings
  • Mentor interns, new and junior employees; assist in lab safety and equipment training and protocols
  • Contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and progress reports when needed
  • Mentor students, instruct new and fellow employees on new technologies
  • Participate in TGen wide meetings, trainings and activities

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!


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:#7261536 (Ref:2529518)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
Duarte,California
United States
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