Research Associate I – RNA Therapies

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7248361 (Ref:10026129)

Posted: May 27, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $25.13 - $29.15 / 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.

Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, or designee, the Research Associate I performs a variety of routine and increasingly complex research experiments.

Assist in the implementation of RNA based therapies targeting cancer and HIV.

For more information about Dr. John Rossi’s lab, please visit here.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Ability to carry out cell culture experiments using transfection agents and RNA isolation to perform RT PCR experiments.
  • Willingness to learn animal handling and testing with humanized mouse models.
  • Utilizing laboratory equipment and established protocols, performs a variety of research experiments. Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.
  • May modify protocols and write standard operating procedures and reports.
  • Maintains records of work performed including results and methodology; utilizing records may calculate, graph and compile data.
  • Develops techniques and expertise in one or more areas relevant to laboratory research projects.
  • Ensures that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage, and disposal of materials.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.
  • 0-2 years of research/laboratory experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological science preferred.
  • Master’s degree in biology or related disciplines such as biochemistry, or cell biology is preferred.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, pleaseCLICK HERE.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $25.13 - $29.15 / 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:#7248361 (Ref:10026129)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
Duarte,California
United States
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