Staff Scientist - Project Development (Center for Gene Therapy)
Job posting number: #7098560 (Ref:10016355)
Posted: April 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.
City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.
This Project Development Scientist position will be part of the Center for Gene Therapy of the Hematologic Malignancies Research Institute. This position will support project management, scientific writing and clinical trial design for the Center. This Project Development Scientist will be affiliated with the Gene Therapy Disease Team and will work closely with the Center Director, investigators, laboratory and clinical researchers, and biostatisticians to shepherd projects from conception to grant submission, to clinical protocol or IND, and publication.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Provide support to the Center in achieving its research goals and developing areas of emphasis.
- Serve as Project Manager for specific research activities.
- Work with investigators to assure the clarity and accuracy of data presentations, as well as the interpretation of results.
- Organize manuscript writing, data presentation and journal submission.
- Facilitate team interactions throughout the life of a project.
- Assist with identification of funding opportunities, grant writing and submission.
- Coordinate clinical trial design, writing and submission of clinical protocols.
- Assist with Investigational New Drug Applications (IND).
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Requires a PhD in biology, immunology, virology, or other life sciences; or, a master’s degree with at least five years of scientific writing, clinical study design, or clinical trial regulatory experience in a healthcare/research/academic environment.
Preferred education experience and skills:
- Preferred education is a Ph.D.
- Preferred experience: NIH, CIRM or DOD research grant writing, involvement with human observational or therapeutic studies, protocol design/writing for human sample, observational/retrospective or therapeutic studies. Familiarity with Project Management, FDA regulations, data analysis techniques, graphing methods, and interpretation of laboratory and clinical data.
- Skills: Excellent scientific writing, organizational and interpersonal skills are key.
- Aptitude: Ability to work independently and as part of a team, meet deadlines, perform and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks. Requires judgment that could affect the image of City of Hope and the Institute.
- Software: Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, EndNote, Excel, PowerPoint, and GraphPad Prism or equivalent graphing & statistics software. Prefer familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and Illustrator.
- Communication: Strong written and verbal English is required.
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
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.
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.