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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I - Department of Surgery in Los Angeles, California

Surgery can change lives. At Cedars-Sinai, our surgeons offer expert care for a wide range of conditions, from routine to complex!

When the work you do every single day has a large impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai.

Are you looking to contribute to groundbreaking research? We look forward to having you join our team!

Working under supervision, the Research Associate I conducts 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 observes documents. Maintains accurate and detailed experimental results. Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. 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.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures.

  • Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and data analysis results.

  • Transports, processes and logs samples.

  • Maintains computer database with relevant software and in-house codes.

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

  • Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.

  • Observes and follows safety standards and procedures.


  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences.


  • Understanding of general research objectives.

  • Understanding of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software.

  • Experience with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols.

  • Must possess computer skills to include Excel and Word.

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, standing and walking

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.