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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I - Svendsen Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute (RMI) - Full-Time in Los Angeles, California

The Svendsen Laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for personnel to join our dynamic group. The incumbent should have an interest in the basic science of stem cells and neuroscience. By understanding how the cells grow and differentiate we will be able to produce a better cell for transplantation and develop techniques for disease modeling.

To learn more about Dr. Svendsen Laboratory, please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/svendsen.html

The Research Associate I will, under the direction of the PI, Lab Manager and Project Scientist, assist in the conduct of research in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).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.

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. This position does not have supervisory 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.

-Orders laboratory supplies and reagents in a timely manner.

-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.

-Assists in maintaining laboratory and laboratory equipment record keeping.

-Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures

The individual will be expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.

Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment and timeliness are required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Educational Requirements:

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

Experience we are looking for:

  • Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: 1-2 years

  • Familiarity with microscopy is required.

  • 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.