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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate II - Sheyn Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute in Los Angeles, California

Join Dr. Dmitriy Sheyn and his research group as a Research Associate I in the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute!

The Sheyn Laboratory focuses on modeling musculoskeletal disorders in vitro and in vivo and developing stem cell and biological therapies for these disorders. The primary focus of the lab is degenerative disc disease and sports medicine-related injuries and chronic conditions, the impact these have on an array of biomarkers. To learn more, please visit: Sheyn Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate II 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 does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the PI and postdoctoral scientists on experimental design, animal studies and in vitro experiments.

  • Participate in small and large animal surgeries, handling and sample collection, imaging and image analysis.

  • May present projects and participate in the write-up of the publications.

  • Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures.

  • Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.

  • May assist with animal husbandry.

  • Maintains lab equipment and related records.

  • Transports, processes and logs samples.

  • Maintains computer database with relevant clinical information.

  • Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization.

  • Maintains stocks of general lab materials, and places orders for lab equipment and supplies.

  • Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.

  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery.

  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.


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

Experience and Skills:

  • One (1) year of laboratory experience is required, two (2) years preferred.

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

  • Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software.

  • Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

  • Function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.

  • Scheduling flexibility and timeliness including evening, weekend, and holiday rotation commitments. Travel may be required.

Working Title: Research Associate II - Sheyn Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute

Department: Regenerative Medicine Inst

Business Entity: Academic / Research

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.