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Research Associate I - KS Chan Lab, Cancer Institute

Los Angeles, California

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  • Analytical
  • Organized
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Results-driven
  • Problem-solver

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Discovery is central to Cedars-Sinai’s mission. Our laboratories and clinics generate ideas, therapies, devices, and systems that contribute to biomedical progress around the world. Cedars-Sinai’s investigators push the frontiers of biomedicine with studies in cardiac care, cancer, digestive health, the neurosciences, women’s health, and more. Cedars-Sinai’s robust academic enterprise shapes the experts who will help redefine medicine for the next generation.

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Responsibilities

Requisition # HRC0405684C

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Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization serving the diverse Los Angeles community and beyond. We are one of the leading institutes for competitive research funding from the National Institutes of Health. As an international leader in biomedical research, we translate discoveries into successful treatments with global impact. Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research with discoveries occurring in 26 departments and institutes that encompass the full spectrum of medicine.

Why work here?

Beyond an outstanding benefit package and competitive salaries, we take pride in hiring the best, most committed employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a multifaceted, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of care we strive for.

What will you be doing:

Dr. Keith Syson Chan’s laboratory is seeking a Research Associate to join his interdisciplinary team https://www.research4cure.org at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

This lab focuses on cancer research that can translate into early-phase clinical trials or biomarkers to impact patients. Integrating cutting edge single-cell technologies and various study models (e.g., patient-derived xenografts, syngeneic murine models, GEMM) to address key research questions spanning: i) cell death-induced non-classical mechanisms of therapeutic resistance, ii) primary tumor and metastatic niche, and iii) emerging immunologic concepts that impact tumor progression and immune checkpoint response.

Interested applicants will be self-motivated individuals with a minimum of 1-year laboratory research experience or summer research internship. This position will include two years of funding for performing project-based research in preparation for PhD or MD programs. We have successfully trained candidates that are enrolled into top graduate or medical school programs in the country.

Responsibilities

  • Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations.
  • Maintains lab equipment, related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment.
  • Performs a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques—with the long-term goal to collect data for project-based research
  • Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results and assist in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results.
  • Demonstrates experience in tissue culture (i.e. maintaining cell lines, using aseptic techniques, count and split cells), molecular biology techniques (i.e. DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, western blot) and animal handling and care.
  • Must be comfortable in working with research animals (i.e. mice).

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Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor in a Science related field, required
  • Applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience.

 

  • Working Title: Research Associate I - KS Chan Lab, Cancer Institute
  • Department: Home Dept - Hem - Onc
  • 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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