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Research Associate I - Goodridge Lab - Stem Cells & Immunology/Hematology

Los Angeles, California

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Requisition # HRC0742578B

Dr. Helen Goodridge is looking for a Research Associate I to join her research group at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute!

The Goodridge Laboratory studies include pathways and mechanisms of myelopoiesis during homeostasis and in response to infections and tumors, studying the production of immune cells by bone marrow stem cells, and the roles these cells play in protection from infection as well as in inflammatory diseases, cancer, and aging. To learn more, please visit: Goodridge Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai (cedars-sinai.edu)

Working under direct supervision, the RA-I should have an interest in immunology and stem cell biology, supporting us to achieve our research goals by performing lab maintenance duties and assisting other lab members with their experiments. The RA-I will be able to perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western, Northern blot, DNA/RNA, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, experimental assays (e.g. ELISA, PCR, flow cytometry), Immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Department-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lab maintenance duties, including washing and sterilization of glassware, operation of autoclaves, and other specialized equipment.
  • Maintenance of laboratory reagents and disposable stocks.
  • Equipment maintenance and record-keeping.
  • Transportation, processing, and logging of samples.
  • Maintenance of computer databases with relevant information.
  • Performance of administrative duties in the laboratory or in accordance with research projects.
  • Maintenance of project records, as required.
  • Ordering of laboratory supplies and reagents in a timely manner.
  • Observation and compliance with safety standards and procedures.
  • Assistance in the performance of experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects.
  • Assistance with rodent colony management and assays.

Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences required.

Experience and Skills:

  • Understanding of general research objectives.
  • May be trained on-the-job in basic benchwork under close supervision of PI or other designated laboratory supervisor.
  • Function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians, and students.
  • Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols.
  • Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to analyze and interpret information and/or data.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem-solving skills and recommend solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Scheduling flexibility and timeliness including evening, weekend, and holiday rotation commitment. Travel may be required.
  • Working Title: Research Associate I - Goodridge Lab - Stem Cells & Immunology/Hematology
  • Department: Regenerative Medicine Inst
  • 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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