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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I - Ghiam Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute in Los Angeles, California

Join Dr. Mehrnoosh Ghiam and her research group as a Research Associate I in the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute!

The Ghiam Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for personnel to join our new and dynamic group. The mission of the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute aims to prevent and treat the world's most prevalent diseases through cell revitalization and transplantation. To learn more, please visit Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute | Cedars-Sinai.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

The incumbent should have an interest in the basic science of stem cells and eye biology and will assist in the conduct of research in the role of microRNAs in normal and diseased corneal epithelial homeostasis. Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I will perform 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. The RA 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.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • May assist with animal husbandry.

  • Maintains lab equipment and related records.

  • 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 in a timely manner.

  • Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.

  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery.

  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological science required.

Experience and Skillset:

  • One to two (1 - 2) years of laboratory experience is preferred. Understanding of general research objectives and familiarity with microscopy.

  • Knowledge of routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.

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

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

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

  • Function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.

  • Scheduling flexibility and timeliness including evening, weekend, and holiday rotation commitment. Travel may be required.

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