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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate III - Chute Lab - Hematology & Cellular Therapy in Los Angeles, California

Are you a hardworking and dedicated research professional interested in being part of breakthrough Research? Join us and be part of this amazing journey in Research!

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 why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Principal Investigator, John P. Chute, MD is looking for a Research Associate III to join the team!

The Chute laboratory studies hematopoietic stem cells and the regulation of hematopoietic stem cell fate through the microenvironment, or niche. Our laboratory also studies the mechanisms that govern malignant transformation of hematopoietic stem cells to leukemia stem cells. The Research Associate III in the Chute laboratory will utilize state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques, genetic models, imaging and quantitative assessments of hematopoietic stem cells and their progeny in order to discover and characterize novel mechanisms that control hematopoietic stem cell fate. In keeping with this, the Research Associate III will also be involved in the design of therapeutic targeting studies using small molecules or custom – designed antibodies to promote hematopoietic regeneration in vitro and in vivo.

As a Research Associate III, you will work closely with the Principal Investigator, providing technical and/or administrative support in large or multi-project oriented labs. You may be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities, provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise. You may develop hypothesis and assist in planning steps for the investigative process. You will review and remain current on literature as it relates to clinical/research study. This position coordinates all lab and/or clinical activities, including but not limited to, budgetary/financial compliance, preparation of grant proposals, and creating independent presentations. This role is not responsible for generating grant funds.

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Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides miscellaneous clinical/research support (ad hoc data analysis, hypothesis development, programming, troubleshooting, etc.).

  • Organizes clinical/research trials in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and sponsor and/or funding source.

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures.

  • Analyzes data and prepares scientific findings for publication as author or co-author.

  • May make independent presentations.

  • May provide system administration and maintenance for the local workstation network.

  • Leads and trains Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellow, lower level Research Associates, and other related support staff and may be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities.

  • Orients new Research Fellows and/or Research Scientists to day-to-day lab operations and procedures.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science related field, required

Experience and Skills we are looking for:

  • 3 years of research laboratory experience is required

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

  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently

  • Must have superior interpersonal, communication, organization skills, and the ability to work across company disciplines

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

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clinical trials, and attention to details

Physical Demands:

Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.

Working Title: Research Associate III - Chute Lab - Hematology & Cellular Therapy

Department: Home Dept - Medicine Research

Business Entity: Academic / Research

Job Category: ,Academic/Research,Academic/Research

Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

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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