Staff Scientist - Lymphangiogenesis, Lymphedema & Wound Healing

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7085768 (Ref.No. 10011491-1)
Posted: September 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

A Staff Scientist position is available in Dr. Alex Wong's NIH-funded laboratory in the Division of Plastic Surgery and Department of Surgery at City of Hope National Medical Center. Primary research areas include lymphangiogenesis, lymphedema, wound healing, and associated pathologies. The Staff Scientist series is designed for career research professionals whose primary function is to support the research infrastructure and activities of the institution. Staff Scientists will bring special skills, knowledge and experience to research programs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The scientist will work with the PI to lead the laboratory's funded research programs in lymphedema and wound healing
  • Using clinically relevant animal models of disease, the scientist will utilize state of the art molecular biology, in vitro systems, and transgenic mice to gain mechanistic insight into our diseases of interest.
  • Collaborate with experts on- and off- campus in multi-disciplinary studies
  • Organize and synthesize data for manuscripts and grant applications

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, molecular biology, or a related discipline. An M.D with research significant experience will also be considered.
  • Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by prior first author journal publications.
  • Project management skills and experience
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Quantitative and rigorous mindset

Additional Information:
  • 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.



  • Posting Date: Jul 23, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

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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