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Cedars-Sinai Research Lab Assistant I - Medically Associated Science & Technology Program (MAST) in West Hollywood, California

When you join Cedars-Sinai, you become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements and life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs. Cedars-Sinai is one of the leading institutes for driven research funding from the National Institutes of Health. As an international leader in biomedical research, we translate discoveries into successful treatments with global impact.

About the Team

The MAST program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is dedicated to the development of novel drugs and devices to diagnose and treat patients. This innovative program is working to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics to treat patients with illnesses related to imbalances or alterations in the microbiome. Over the last 20 years, the MAST team has made many discoveries that benefit millions of patients, and we hope to help millions more with our growing fleet of novel diagnostics and therapeutics. To learn more, please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/areas/science-tech.html

The Research Lab Assistant I participates in animal husbandry and research procedures in rodents. This position assists with lab organizing, cleaning, and maintenance duties including washing and sterilizing glassware. The incumbent in this role operates autoclave and other specialized equipment, utilizing special detergents or other cleaning agents. This position assists with ordering and maintenance of laboratory inventory, and performs other lab maintenance as required. May participate in research studies and perform basic lab techniques under guidance of the laboratory supervisor.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs lab cleaning and maintenance duties, including washing and sterilization of glassware, operation of autoclaves, and other specialized equipment

  • Assists in maintaining laboratory and its equipment record keeping

  • May assist Research Lab Assistant II

  • Performs other duties as required


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. required

  • Associate's Degree, preferred

Experience :

  • Familiarity working with animals

  • Ability to understand and perform a variety of routine cleaning and maintenance procedures to support the activity of one or more research labs

  • Ability to use specialized equipment and materials

  • Ability to comply with safety standards and procedures

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, standing, and walking

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.