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Research Associate II -- Laser Medical Device Laboratory

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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 we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. From working with a team of committed healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything necessary do something incredible—for yourself and for others.

Are you a hardworking and dedicated research professional?

When you join Cedars-Sinai, you become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Working alongside physician-scientists and researchers, you will be a part of life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs. 

Summary of Essential Job Duties

Working under direct supervision Pramod Butte, MBBS, PhD, the Research Associate II performs routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in diagnostic system development in the department of neurosurgery.  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.  

In addition to routine tasks, the Associate will:


Assist in development and manufacturing of prototype systems.

Assist in collecting experimental data using time resolved fluorescence system in the operating room or in the laboratory.

Maintain record of all experimental work.

Manage experimental data generated in the lab.

Analyze data and execute programs for data analyses.

Ensure surgical equipment/devices are setup before the procedure and meet sterility and safety guidelines/policies.

Ensure the laboratory is organized and meets health and safety guidelines.



Educational Requirements

Bachelor of Science or associates Degree in engineering sciences and/or biological sciences.



Two (2) years of laboratory experience.  Understanding of general research objectives.  Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.  Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software, including but not limited to Excel and Word.  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. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clerical trials, and attention to details. 


Ability to learn additional skills in video editing and image manipulation and data processing (using python). Experience with Linux, micro-controllers, cabling, soldering, metal works, CNC machining, fabrication technologies, electrical circuits, in-depth programming preferred.

  • Working Title: Research Associate II -- Laser Medical Device Laboratory
  • Department: Home Dept-Black
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic / Research
  • Job Specialty: Research Studies / Clinical Trials
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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