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Research Associate I - Hematology

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Requisition # HRC0535427

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

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The Chute Laboratory reflects the importance of Dr. Chute's research in blood-forming stem cells called hematopoietic stem cells, which can self-renew and generate all cell types found in the blood and immune system.

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 I 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 I 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.

Working under direct supervision, the RAI performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects in a specific area of research. Assists in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. Files and monitors documents. Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. Observes safety standards and procedures. The Research Assistant 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, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures
  • 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 using PeopleSoft
  • Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory
  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences

Experience and Skillset:

  • Understanding of general research objectives
  • Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software
  • Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols.
  • Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.
  • Working Title: Research Associate I - Hematology
  • Department: Home Dept - Medicine Research
  • 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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