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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate II/ S. Cheng Lab in Los Angeles, California

Working under direct supervision, as a Research Associate II, you will perform routine and increasingly sophisticated laboratory tasks and develops technical abilities in one or more areas meaningful to research projects. You will participate in research activities involving all aspects of the research process, including; investigation, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. Will perform various experimental protocols to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. You will observe and follow safety standards, assist in preparing data for publications and/or perform presentations at scholarly meetings. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of increasingly sophisticated experimental protocols and procedures and help in the design of new sophisticated 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 the need arises by the area of research.

  • Assists in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation.

  • Observes and follows 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.

Educational Requirements

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


  • Two (2) years of laboratory experience.

  • Understanding of general research objectives.

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

  • Must be highly motivated and willing to work independently.

  • Must have outstanding interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company departments and functional units, and computer application experience.

  • Experience with MS Excel and MS Word.

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clerical trials, and attention to details.

Working Title: Research Associate II/ S. Cheng Lab

Department: Heart Institute Operations

Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category: Academic/Research

Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

Base Pay: $21.26 - $36.14

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.