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Research Associate II

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Summary of Essential Job Duties:

Working under direct supervision of Ueli Rutishauser, PhD. Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Biomedical Sciences and Director of Human Neurophysiology Research in the Department of Neurosurgery, or others as assigned, 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 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. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

In Addition, the Associate will:
1. Assist the PI and other laboratory members in management, processing, and analysis of electrophysiological recordings.
2. Assist with interactions with IRB and NIEL
3. Independently execute complex analysis procedures after appropriate training.
4 Use, modify and adjust Matlab data analysis routines.
5.Perform spike sorting of electrophysiological recordings.
6. Process and analyze structural MRI images.
7. Maintain experimental records.

Projects are funded by multiple NIH and foundation grants. At Cedars-Sinai, we provide numerous educational opportunities, promote personal and professional development, and stimulate career growth. Our learning programs, tuition reimbursement and performance-improvement projects give our employees the opportunity to achieve additional certifications and degrees while working in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Cedars Community: Being in the heart of Los Angeles, you will enjoy year-round sunshine, endless activities, entertainment, dining, shopping and exceptional cultural life. For information on living in LA, please visit: http://careers.cedars-sinai.eclu/working-here/living-here/
Qualification Requirements/Preferences:
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in neurosciences or related field.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

Candidate must have: Two (2) years of laboratory experience. Understanding of general research objectives. Applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently. Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across multiple disciplines and functional units. Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clinical trials, and attention to details.

Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)
Ability to sit and stand for long periods, use microscope and other laboratory equipment, and lift at least 20 pounds.
  • Working Title: Research Associate II
  • Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0801084 - Home Dept-Black
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Research/Research Admin
  • Job Specialty: Research
  • Position Type: Regular-F/T
  • Shift Length: 8hr
  • Hours: 9am - 5:30pm
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Shift Type: Day
  • Weekends: As Needed
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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 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.

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