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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I - Gonsky Lab - Inflammatory Bowel & Immunobiology Research Institute (Full-Time) in Los Angeles, California

Are you interested in following an exciting opportunity with one of the most outstanding and dynamic places known nationally for excellence in IBD research? Where the work you do has a crucial impact on the lives of others? Are you a passionate and dedicated research professional?

If your answer is yes, we invite you to consider this great opportunity and apply today!

Dr. Rivkah Gonsky research laboratory is searching for a highly motivated Research Associate I to be a part of an exciting opportunity within the Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) at Cedars-Sinai. IBIRI is a multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research program devoted to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. You will be working with a team of committed healthcare & research professionals.

The focus of the Gonsky Laboratory is to define mucosa-specific molecular pathways, which contribute to pro-inflammatory gene expression and development and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our studies are concentrated on integrative analysis of epigenome and transcriptome data, together with functional annotation of IBD-associated disease-risk variants to categorize relevant regulatory pathways mediating disease behavior.

To learn more about the lab under Dr. Rivkah Gonsky, please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/gonsky/areas.html

What will you be doing in this role?

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.Th e 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 and Department Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities:

-Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures.

-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.

-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.

-Working knowledge of laboratory procedures and experiments but not limited to extractions of DNA/RNA and qRT-PCR

-Working knowledge of cell culture techniques

-Knowledge in DNA cloning

-Experience with basic statistic/bioinformatics

-Must possess computer skills including proficiency in Excel.

-Highly capable of prioritizing and possess precise organizational skills

Educational Requirements:

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


  • Understanding of general research objectives.

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

  • Understanding of general research objectives.

  • Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols.

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

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