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Research Associate II - Turkson Lab - Cancer Institute

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Requisition # HRC0449977

Principal Investigator, James Turkson, PhD is searching for a Research Associate II to join the team!

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The Turkson Laboratory focus is in the area of signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3 signaling for anticancer drug discovery and development. STAT3 is a well-established master regulator of critical molecular and cellular events that promote tumor development and progression. It is a point of convergence of oncogenic tyrosine kinase pathways. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to develop small molecule and natural product inhibitors of STAT3 signaling for potential application as novel anticancer agents.

 

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate II performs routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. 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 incumbent 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. This position 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-to-day lab operations and routine procedures.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences required; Chemistry is highly preferred.

Experience and Skillset:

  • Two (2) years of laboratory or related research experience.
  • Understanding of general research objectives.
  • Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience.
  • Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clerical trials, and attention to details.

 

  • Working Title: Research Associate II - Turkson 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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