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Research Associate II - Sasine Lab - Hematology & Cellular Therapy

Los Angeles, California

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Responsibilities

Requisition # HRC0869972

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Principal Investigator, Joshua Sasine, MD, PhD is looking for a Research Associate II to join the team!

The Sasine Laboratory focuses on three areas: 
•    The communication between the bone marrow microenvironement and multiple myeloma, a cancer of antibody-secreting plasma cells. 
•    Macromolecule delivery via extracellular vesicles. 
•    Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy interactions with normal myeloid cells. 

The Sasine lab has characterized paracrine factors that govern the biology of hematopoietic stem cells and hematopoietic cancers. Now, we are leveraging our expertise in this area to create biotechnology to intervene on these processes. To learn more about this important work, please visit the Sasine Laboratory website.

We are actively seeking a Research Associate II who will work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Associates. In this role, the candidate will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period as they develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. The candidate will analyze and interpret data and may assist in preparation of grant proposals. The candidate will participate in publications and presentations as the first author or co-author. The Research Associate II will participate in research activities involving all aspects of the research process, to include, but not limited to; investigation, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. The Associate will observe and comply with safety standards and procedures, assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and assist in general laboratory maintenance. The individual in this position will not be responsible for generating grant funds and does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Primary 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 assist 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-today lab operations and routine procedures.

 

Educational:

Bachelor's degree in a Science related field required

Experience and Skills:

  • 1 year of research laboratory experience, required
  • Worked on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within biological sciences
  • Acquired technical and theoretical knowledge of biological research and objectives
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, analysis, and operation
  • Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment

Physical Demands: 

Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online 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 II - Sasine Lab - Hematology & Cellular Therapy
  • 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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