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

The Barrett Lab utilizes human intestinal organoids to study various components of inflammatory bowel disease. The Research Associate II (RA II) will assist in our ongoing studies and will be responsible for maintaining iPSC lines, generating human intestinal organoids and carrying out various assays developed our in our lab. Experience in cell culture is preferred, and full training will be given in all techniques used in our lab. For more information, please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/barrett.html

Working under direct supervision, as a RA II, perform routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The RA II participates 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. Performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects and 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 role does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques

  • 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

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

  • 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 responsibilities:

  • Individual contributor working efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research scientists and associates

  • Significant amount of cell culture along with tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, western blot analysis and qtPCR

  • Excellent written and oral communication

  • Coordination of experiments and preparation of data for publication

  • Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping laboratory notebooks, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments

  • Order supplies, maintain inventory, prepare culture media, maintain general lab cleanliness and perform other work-related duties as assigned

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological science required

Experience and Skillset:

  • At least two (2) years of experience in area of research specialization

  • Understanding of general research objectives and familiarity with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization

  • Highly motivated, independently with superior interpersonal, communication, and strong organizational skills

  • Computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint

  • 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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