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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I - Hepatology in Los Angeles, California

Trying to determine what to do after college isn't easy, especially when you want to make a difference. At Cedars-Sinai, we make a difference in peoples lives every single day. One out of three people in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetime, and our drug discovery laboratories want to change that. As a Research Associate I, no impact is more meaningful than the one you'll have in our laboratories.

Are you passionate about helping people?

When it comes to cancer, one size does not fit all, and we go through a lot of trial and error. It will be your primary responsibility to make sure our trials are recorded accurately and with exceptional detail to help us make an impact in Cancer Research. It's our researchers that make Samuel Oschin Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai nationally ranked, and we're hoping you share their same drive and dedication. If you're looking to change lives and make a difference, while sharing the same dedication as our team then continue reading.

The Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is looking for a Research Associate I to join a hepatology research laboratory. The laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of various liver diseases: alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, liver fibrosis, and liver cancer. Additionally, laboratory investigates the growth of metastatic liver tumors and the gut microbiome as it relates to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of the laboratory research projects. 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. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks, procedures, and experiments.

Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.

Assists 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.


Perform research activities involving live animals (mice).

Isolation of different hepatic cell populations and intracellular signaling of hepatic stellate cells, plasmacytoid dendritic cells, liver macrophages, and hepatocytes.

Will perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western blot, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, genotyping PCR, real time PCR, cell culture, transfection of plasmids, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. Assist with the maintenance and perform genotyping by PCR of mouse colonies.Participate and train in various surgical procedures and non-surgical procedures.


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.

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.