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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate III - Kaye Laboratory in Los Angeles, California

The Kaye Laboratory is looking for a talented candidate to fill a Research Associate III opening! This lab investigates the molecular regulation of immune system development and function, with particular focus on T lymphocyte and innate lymphoid cell biology. For more information, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Research-Labs/Kaye-Lab/

As a Research Associate III, you will work closely with the PI, providing technical and/or administrative support in large or multi-project oriented labs. You may be requested by the PI to take on specific supervisory activities and provide administrative leadership and/or technical expertise, and may develop the 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, while coordinating all lab and/or clinical activities including but not limited to budgetary/financial compliance, preparation of grant proposals, and creating independent presentations. The RAIII is not responsible for generating grant funds.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides miscellaneous research support

  • 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

  • Helps to train Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellow, lower level Research Associates, and other related support staff as requested by PI

  • Orients new lab members in day-to-day lab operations and procedures

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor of Science Degree, required. Master of Science Degree or higher, preferred.

Experience:

  • 3-5 years of laboratory experience.

  • Understanding of general research objectives.

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

  • 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.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • DNA or RNA extraction and purification and analysis by PCR or qRT-PCR

  • Agarose gel electrophoresis

  • Spectrophotometry

  • Bacterial cloning and plasmid preparation

  • Intravenous, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, intranasal and oral administration of drugs, cells, and cytokines

  • Isolation of cell populations by magnetic beads or flow cytometry

  • Surgical extraction of mouse tissue and processing of tissue as required for imaging or flow cytometry

  • Western blot

  • Cell culture and various cellular assays

  • ELISA assays

  • Inventory tracking and supply ordering

  • Performs well-controlled experiments along with data analysis

  • General lab maintenance and complex reagent preparation as required

  • Help train new lab personnel

  • Aid PI as required with input for publication or grant submission

  • Coordinate with core facilities, blood bank, or clinical trial research coordinators as required to obtain samples

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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