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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I - KS Chan Lab, Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, California

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What will you be doing:

Dr. Keith Syson Chan’s laboratory is seeking a Research Associate to join his interdisciplinary team https://www.research4cure.org at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

This lab focuses on cancer research that can translate into early-phase clinical trials or biomarkers to impact patients. Integrating cutting edge single-cell technologies and various study models (e.g., patient-derived xenografts, syngeneic murine models, GEMM) to address key research questions spanning: i) cell death-induced non-classical mechanisms of therapeutic resistance, ii) primary tumor and metastatic niche, and iii) emerging immunologic concepts that impact tumor progression and immune checkpoint response.

Interested applicants will be self-motivated individuals with a minimum of 1-year laboratory research experience or summer research internship. This position will include two years of funding for performing project-based research in preparation for PhD or MD programs. We have successfully trained candidates that are enrolled into top graduate or medical school programs in the country.


  • Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations.

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

  • Performs a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques—with the long-term goal to collect data for project-based research

  • Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results and assist in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results.

  • Demonstrates experience in tissue culture (i.e. maintaining cell lines, using aseptic techniques, count and split cells), molecular biology techniques (i.e. DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, western blot) and animal handling and care.

  • Must be comfortable in working with research animals (i.e. mice).

Learn more:

  • https://bio.cedars-sinai.org/chank3/index.html

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-syson-chan-42967411b/

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor in a Science related field, required

  • Applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently.

  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience.

Working Title: Research Associate I - KS Chan Lab, Cancer Institute

Department: Home Dept - Hem - Onc

Business Entity: Academic / Research

Job Category: ,Academic/Research,Academic/Research

Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

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