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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate II - Pathology Group Operations - Stehlik 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. Will perform 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 position will primarily be responsible for managing a mutant mouse colony and handle mice on a daily basis and assist with the purchase of laboratory supplies . 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:

  • Associate will contribute to the investigation of mutant mice with altered innate immune and inflammatory responses and immune-related phenotypes.

  • Under minimal supervision, the Associate is expected to manage a colony of genetically engineered mice and track mice using a database, and prior experience in this area is desired.

  • Associate is expected to have prior experience in handling mice

  • This position will be responsible for developing strategies for efficient breeding of different mouse genotypes, assist with general and more specialized mouse procedures, perform animal genotyping, animal care and be responsible for optimizing the cost of maintaining a mouse colony.

  • This position will also be responsible for laboratory supply purchases and maintenance.

Education requirements:

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

  • Master of Science Degree is preferred

Experience:

  • Two (2) years of laboratory experience.

  • Understanding of general research objectives.

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

  • Has technical skills and expertise in Molecular and Cellular Biology and experience in handling mice, and managing a mutant mouse colony or the ability to acquire this skill is required.

  • 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 tasks 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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