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

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. From working with a team of committed healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything necessary do something incredible—for yourself and for others.

Are you a hardworking and dedicated research professional?

When you join Cedars-Sinai, you become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Working alongside physician-scientists and researchers, you will be a part of life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs.

Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate II in Dr. Stehlik's lab performs routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The Research Associate II 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. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. The Associate 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 also be responsible for managing a mutant mouse colony and handle mice on a daily bas and assist with the pourchase 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:

-Ability in handling mice and managing a mutant mouse colony is required and prior experience in this area is desired. This position will also perform animal genotyping, animal care and be responsible for optimizing cost of maintaining a mouse colony. This position will also be responsible for laboratory supply purchase and maintenance.

For more information about the Steklik Lab: http://www.stehliklab.org/

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Educational Requirements:

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences

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 an area of study including, but not limited to, Molecular/Cellular Biology, inflammation and immunology. 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 clerical trials, and attention to details.

Physical Demands:

Ability to carry and lift up to 20 lbs. Ability to stand for up to four hours per day. Ability to sit and use a computer for 4-6 hours at a time.

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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