Senior Research Associate

Position Summary:

A senior research associate position is available at Dr. Yun Rose Li’s laboratory at Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope. Dr. Li is a physician scientist in radiation oncology whose research integrates genetic epidemiology, innovative sequencing and bioinformatics technologies, molecular biology tools, and biomarker studies from patients enrolled in clinical trials to better understand the role of oxidative stress in cancer risk and treatment response. The prospective candidates should be highly self-motivated, creative, and capable of working independently and in a team. Strong foundation in molecular biology research, experience in managing and training junior scientists, scientific independence and excellent organizational skills are a must.

Under minimal direction of Dr.Li, the Senior Research Associate (SRA) directs the work of a laboratory including supervision of technical lab staff and is responsible for the development and execution of major research projects and performs state-of-the-art, complex research projects in collaboration with the other researchers, making significant, original contributions to research methods; including authorship or co-authorship of published findings. SRA position has a high degree of autonomy.

SRA typically consults with the PI, or designee, and other professional researchers on the scope, design and objectives of research projects; plans and directs the technical work of research associates, laboratory research assistants, technicians and aides. Reads scientific articles pertaining to research projects/problems, proceeds without specific direction to organize and plan all techniques involved. Plan and directs the work of lab research associates advising them on problems they are unable to solve; contribute original ideas of methodological significance to the laboratory; take responsibility for the execution of laboratory stages of research; standardize new techniques and laboratory staff in their use; perform specialized procedures scientific discipline and prepare written reports of laboratory methods.

Additional Information:

  • For more information on Dr. Li’s research please visit here
  • The curriculum vitae should include a cover letter including a detailed personal statement describing any prior research experience and describing your interest in this position.
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.   

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.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum EducationBachelor’s degree or Masters degree required.
Minimum ExperienceFive or more years related research/ laboratory experience with a Bachelor’s degree or Four or more years related research/ laboratory experience with a Master’s degree
Requirements:Excellent computer skills, well-experienced in a variety of molecular biology and cell culture laboratory techniques  
Skills: PreferredExperience with next generational sequencing, genomics and/or computational projects Experience working with mouse models    
Aptitude:  Req  Ability to instruct/train others Excellent organizational skills  
SoftwareMicrosoft Word/Excel
Machines/Equip: Req./Pref.Personal computer Laboratory equipment such as: Centrifuge Microscopes  
Working / Environmental ConditionsSmoke free environment May be exposed to: blood-borne pathogens toxic chemicals Subject to regularly changing priorities or work assignments
Protective Equip:Must use PPE as needed  
CommunicationExcellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills with other departments.