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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate II - Gayther Lab in Los Angeles, California

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Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics at Cedars-Sinai Medical

Center is looking for a Research Associate II to join the team. The Center

brings together teams specializing in cell biology, computational biology,

functional analysis of the genome coupled with next generation sequencing and

genome editing to provide a complete pipeline for identifying the functional

consequences of identified cancer risk loci.

The Research Associate II will

work in Dr. Simon Gayther’s laboratory, whose research program is

largely focused on understanding the underlying causes of ovarian, breast, and

prostate cancer development. Dr. Gayther's lab is working to define the heritable component and the

functional role of both common and rare risk variants and their target

susceptibility genes in the early stage disease pathogenesis.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


under direct supervision of PI and senior lab members, the Research Associate

II will

  • participate in researchactivities involving all aspects of the research process to include, but notlimited to: investigation, technical, testing/validation of results, and reportfindings

  • observe and comply with safety standards andprocedures, assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentationat scholarly meetings, and assist in general laboratory maintenance

  • work closely with other team members on generating the data for researchprojects focused on theidentification of molecular markers associatedwith disease initiation, evolution and mechanisms of chemoresistance

  • perform both routine andcomplex laboratory experimental procedures, including developing cell linemodels of early stage disease, high throughput CRISPR/Cas9 screening of genesand genetic variants and multiplexed phenotypic analyses of generated cell linemodels

Educational Requirements:

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


  • Minimum of two (2) years of laboratory experience outside of the school environment

  • 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.