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Research Associate II - Medina-Kauwe Lab

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Cedars-Sinai is seeking a skilled Research Associate II to work on utilizing the cell binding, membrane penetration and intracellular trafficking functions of pathogen proteins to develop novel cell-targeted nanotherapeutics in the lab of Dr. Lali Medina-Kauwe! For more information on this lab, please visit

As a Research Associate II, you will work under direct supervision to perform routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develop technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. You will participate in research activities including investigation, testing/validation of results, and report findings, and will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. You will assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and help with general laboratory maintenance. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques
  • Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results, and assists in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results
  • Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations
  • Maintains lab equipment and related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment
  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment, as required by the area of research
  • Assists in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings
  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures
  • Orients research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences, required.

  • 2 years of laboratory experience  
  • Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization  
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently with superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units
  • Computer application experience and computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clerical trials, and attention to details

Physical demands:
  • Lifting up to 10 lbs. Walking across campus.
  • Working Title: Research Associate II - Medina-Kauwe Lab
  • Department: Home Dept-Fine
  • 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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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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