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

Cedars-Sinai is seeking a skilled Research Associate II to work on utilizing the cell binding, membrane penetration and intracellular trafficking functions of pathogen proteins to develop novel cell-targeted nanotherapeutics in the lab of Dr. Lali Medina-Kauwe! For more information on this lab, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/medina-kauwe.html.

As a Research Associate II, you will participate in research activities including investigation, testing/validation of results, and report findings, and will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results, and assists 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


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


  • Minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience outside of the classroom

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

  • Highly motivated and able to work independently with superior interpersonal, communication, and organization skills

  • Computer application experience and computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clerical trials while maintaining attention to details

Physical demands:

  • Lifting up to 10 lbs.

  • Walking across campus

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.