Assistant Research Professor/Biostatistician - Medical/Radiation Oncology/Immune Effector Cell (Remote)
City of Hope3.7
Houston, TX
Job description

Thank you for your interest. Please note, the purpose of this posting is to recruit for on-going and future positions.

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.

Position Summary

City of Hope is recruiting an Assistant Research Professor/Biostatistician for a non‐tenure track faculty appointment to support clinical trials and pre‐clinical research in the areas of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Immune Effector Cell. Each appointment will be in the Research Professor series, at a rank consistent with qualifications and experience.

Key Responsibilities include:

The successful applicant will contribute to the research agenda through independent and collaborative research resulting in presentations and publications.

  • The incumbent may also perform some or all of the following responsibilities:
  • Contributing to the science through collaborative and independent research including co‐authoring papers and protocols
  • Developing, evaluating and making publicly available computer code following principles of reproducible research
  • Development of novel statistical methodologies
  • Delivering talks on the results of the research
  • Maintaining current knowledge of and contributing to advancements in the field through participation in professional organizations, scientific conferences, reading industry journals, and publication of manuscripts.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • PhD in applied biostatistics/statistics or similar field.
  • Experience in designing and analyzing clinical trials, including co‐authoring grant proposals, protocols and peer‐ reviewed publications.
  • Ability to support broad pre‐clinical research.
  • Excellent computing skills and a publication record documenting both self‐directed and collaborative research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple collaborations.

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Experience in or Oncology.
  • Experience analyzing biomarker data.
  • Knowledge of clinical trials designs incorporating biomarkers.
  • Ability to write efficient programs in R and/or SAS

Additional Information:

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter and current CV to:

Joycelynne M. Palmer, PhD

Director, Division of Biostatistics

Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine

  • Those seeking a remote opportunity are welcome to apply.
  • There are multiple positions open to support the areas of medical oncology, immune effector cell and radiation oncology.
  • 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.


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1500 E. Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010


1001 to 5000


$1B to $5B (USD)


Health Care

Company Description
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Our role as leaders in patient care, basic and clinical research, and the translation of science into tangible benefit is widely acknowledged. Our community includes research associates, scientists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, graduate students, fundraising specialists, marketing professionals, volunteers and an extensive support staff. We are united by our desire to find cures, save lives and transform the future of health. Every discovery we make and every new treatment we create gives people the chance to live longer, better and more fully. City of Hope continues to be a pioneer of patient centered care and remains committed to its tradition of exceptional care for patients, families and communities. Each day, we live out our credo: "There is no profit in curing the body, if, in the process, we destroy the soul."
Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    3.8 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.6 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.2 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.6 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.1 / 5
Company reviews
"There’s all something new to learn "
Current EmployeeNurse
I enjoy and love my profession so much and desire to study more and gain more medical knowledge and save more lives and impact my knowledge to the next generation

"Don’t believe the facade"
Former EmployeePhysician
I worked at City of Hope for 9 years as a contracted physician. I tried to do my best with the resources available to me, but there are services and equipment that sadly are not available at COH, and transfer out of COH is discouraged. It is a very slow and frustrating process to try to do anything out of the ordinary at COH and there was no support. That never was a deterrent for me and I still tried. But with a change in management someone else with a special connection was preferred for my job and there was a fake “recruitment” and a new job description written specifically for that person. It was very easy to terminate me even with a year left in my latest contract because my contract stated that I could be let go “for any reason or for no reason” with 30 days notice. We all like to believe in medicine that people are altruistic and want the best care for patients but the sad truth is that not everyone at COH feels this way.

"good company with bad management"
Former Employee
All around bad experience. There were some good experiences early on, but punished for showing initiative, given marching orders that weren't possible to perform under the constraints given, gender discrimination, undermined by management.

"Toxic culture "
Former EmployeeSupervisor
They have Horrible management and a toxic, unhealthy work culture. The HR department is not helpful at all. Employees are not allowed to ask questions and are afraid to speak out in fear of retaliation.