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Research Associate II (Mass Spectrometry Technician) - Smidt Heart Institute - Van Eyk Lab

Requisition # 20003204 Apply Now

The Proteomics and Metabolomics Core and the Van Eyk lab within the Advanced Clinical Biosystems Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is seeking a talented and motivated Mass Spectrometry technician (Research Associate II) to join our team. While training will be provided, our ideal candidate would have experience in proteomics or metabolomics, and mass spectrometry. As a Technician, you will work directly with the Core Manager to assist in the operation, maintenance, and quality control of the mass spectrometry systems. You will also engage in protocol development and optimization under careful supervision and will aid in the conversion of successful protocols into standard operating procedures.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Run and maintain LC-MS instruments as part of our LC-MS team as directly instructed.
  • Prepare quality control standards.
  • Monitor and report on weekly Quality Control assessments of sample preparation and instrument performance.
  • Perform and document mass spectrometer calibrations.
  • Maintain instrument and consumable elog-books.
  • Arrange visits of external service engineers to ensure instrument down-time is minimized.
  • Work closely with the MS leads and Core Manager to develop and optimize new MS protocols and adapt successful workflows into new Standard Operating Protocols for the core. 
  • Responsible for materials ordering, receiving and inventory.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree is required
  • Preferably in Biological Science or Chemistry
Required experience:
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in area of research specialization.
  • While some prior experience with molecular biology and wet bench techniques is preferred, experience in specific tasks outlined above is not required and training on lab specific protocols and techniques will be provided as needed.  
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are required.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other Windows-based software.
  • Experience in laboratory research and basic research; skills in data management and analyses.
  • Ability to work independently. Knowledge of budgetary requirements and policies.
  • Good communication (in English) and interpersonal skills.
  • Working Title: Research Associate II (Mass Spectrometry Technician) - Smidt Heart Institute - Van Eyk Lab
  • Department: Heart Institute Operations
  • 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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