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Research Associate I - Lung Institute

Los Angeles, California

Overview

Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. By joining us in an academic role, you’ll be a part of formulating future ideas for discovery and then translating those discoveries into cures for the benefit and health of the Los Angeles community.

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What makes a successful Research Associate I - Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • 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 # HRC0869784

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Cedars-Sinai offers scientists unparalleled access to cutting-edge technologies, facilities, and resources for conducting research related to an impressive range of diseases and disorders, from cancer, cardiology, and digestive diseases, to genetics, genomics, neurosciences, and women's health. You can continue your career journey with us!

Founded in 2012, the Women's Guild Lung Institute now provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care at Cedars-Sinai for diseases of the esophagus, chest, lungs and airways. The Lung Institute was also among the first to create a computed tomography (CT) screening program for people with a higher-than-average risk of developing lung cancer. This screening is now a standard of care nationwide.

As a Research Associate I, you will be working under direct supervision and will perform 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. In this role, you will assist in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents, stocking of supplies, organizing files, and monitoring documents. You will also be responsible for keeping accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. You will assist in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. You will observe and practice safety standards and procedures. You 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 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.
  • Assists PI with animal and cell imaging studies.

 

Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in a Science related field required.

Experience and Skills:

  • 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.

Physical Demands:

Able to sit for moderate periods of time. Able to use a computer workstation for moderate periods of time.  Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.  Able to read papers online and documents.  Able to operate standard office equipment.  Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions

  • Working Title: Research Associate I - Lung Institute
  • Department: Home Dept - Pulmonary
  • 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

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. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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