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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I (Per Diem) - Pancreatic Cancer in Los Angeles, California

Are you passionate about helping others through life-saving research?

Cedars-Sinai investigators and clinicians collaborate to develop scientific solutions through fundamental research across disciplines such as cell biology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics and behavioral sciences. Their discoveries advance treatments for numerous diseases and vastly improve patient outcomes.

As a per diem Research Associate I, you 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. You will assist in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies, filing and monitoring documents, and keeping accurate and detailed records of experiments and results.

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.

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works on experiments exploring the mechanisms of pancreatic diseases

  • Performs literature searches and review articles

  • Conducts general laboratory techniques, including cell culture, molecular biology and gene manipulation, RNA and protein quantification

  • 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

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

  • Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols

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

Physical Demands:

  • Able to perform moderate lifting

  • Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time

  • Able to read papers and online documents

  • Able to operate standard office equipment

  • Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions

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.