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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate II - Department of Medicine - Pancreatic Research - Lugea Lab in Los Angeles, California

Working under direct supervision, as a Research Associate II, you will perform routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. You will participate in research activities involving all aspects of the research process, to include, but not limited to; investigation, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. Perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. Will observe and comply with safety standards and procedures, assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and assist in general laboratory maintenance. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Essential job duties and responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques.

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

  • Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations.

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

  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment, as required by the area of research.

  • Assists in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings.

  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.

  • Orients research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures.

Department and/or unit specific essential job responsibilities:

  • Will support the overall program goals and strategy of the Pancreatic Research Group which may include significant laboratory activities such as performing models of pancreatitis in live animals (mice and rats), maintenance and breeding of mouse colonies, cell culture procedures using primary and immortalized cell lines, RNA and protein analysis, transfection studies.

  • Will have broad molecular and cellular biology experience.

  • Previous experience with experimental animals and animal surgery will be considered a plus.

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills are essential and the capability to effectively work in a team environment is required.

Education Requirements:

  • BS/BA Degree in biological sciences required

  • BS in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology or related field preferred

Experience:

  • Two (2) years of laboratory experience.

  • Understanding of general research objectives.

  • Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.

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

  • Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience.

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

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clerical trials, and attention to details.

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.

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