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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I - Boiko Lab in Los Angeles, California

Several Lab Assistant positions are available immediately in the Boiko lab at the department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai. The lab studies mechanisms of solid tumor progression and immune evasion using variety of molecular biology, immunology and mouse tumor model approaches. The candidate will assist lab members with their research projects and will be responsible for the general lab chores, including but not limited to the ordering of supplies, reagents/samples organization and cataloging, buffer preparation. Research component will include DNA plasmid isolation and cloning, PCR, western blotting and mammalian cell lines maintenance in tissue culture. Candidates with prior experience in the cancer or molecular biology lab are especially encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will demonstrate strong sense of responsibility, open communication, and a desire to learn new skills and be part of a scientific team. The lab has a commitment to mentorship and career development. Opportunities to advance oral and written communication skills and to attend scientific seminars will be available.

Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects in a specific area of research. Assists in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. Files and monitors documents. Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. Observes safety standards and procedures. The Research Assistant I will be able to perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western, Northern blot, DNA/RNA, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

In addition the Research Associate I will also be responsible for the following:

  • May assist with animal husbandry.

  • Maintains lab equipment and related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment.

  • Transports, processes and logs samples.

  • Maintains computer database with relevant clinical information.

  • Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization.

  • Maintains stocks of general lab materials, and places orders for lab equipment and supplies.

  • Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.

Education:

Bachelor Degree in Science required

Experience:

Understanding of general research objectives. Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.

Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.

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