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Research Associate III - Merchant Lab - Cancer Institute

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Cancer Research Breakthroughs Begin with People Like You

The Merchant lab applies cutting edge immune profiling modalities to study the immune system in patients with hematologic malignancies. In particular we are interested in understanding the function of NK and T cell biology in the context of allogeneic bone marrow transplant, adoptive cell transfer, CART cells, bi-specific immune cell engagers (BiTE) and oncolytic virus therapy. Our lab runs the imaging mass cytometry/CyTOF core facility at Cedars-Sinai. Imaging mass cytometry allows for highly multiplexed (35+ markers) imaging of immune and tumor cells, with spatial information and subcellular resolution. Imaging mass cytometry can be applied to all tissue types including cell lines, organoid, frozen section and FFPE fixed archival tissue. As a Research Associate in the Merchant lab you would assist with performing imaging mass cytometry and suspension mass cytometry.

To learn more about the Merchant Lab, please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/merchant.html

Are you ready to apply your skills?

The Research Associate III works closely with PI, providing technical and/or administrative support in large or multi-project oriented labs. May be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities, and provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise. May develop hypothesis and assist in planning steps for the investigative process. Will review and remain current on literature as it relates to clinical/research study. Coordinates all lab and/or clinical activities, including but not limited to, budgetary/financial compliance, preparation of grant proposals, and creating independent presentations. Not responsible for generating grant funds.

In addition the RA II is responsible for:

  • Provides research support for mass cytometry analysis.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures.
  • Analyzes data and prepares scientific findings for publication as author or co-author.
  • May make independent presentations.
  • May provide system administration and maintenance for the local workstation network.
  • Facilitate the hiring and recruitment of new staff
  • Leads and trains Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellow, lower level Research Associates, and other related support staff and may be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities.
  • Orients new Research Fellows and/or Research Scientists to day-to-day lab operations and procedures.
  • Oversee budgets and accounting activities
  • Oversee translational research programs and research activities
  • Provide support with grant submissions and reports
  • Submit necessary regulatory documents (IRB, Biosafety, IACUC, etc)
  • Maintain lab safety regulations and requirements

Education:

Bachelor of Science Degree, required

Master of Science Degree, preferred

Experience:

Three (3) - Five (5) years of experience in area of research specialization

One (1) - Two (2) years of experience in laboratory or regulatory affairs management

  • Working Title: Research Associate III - Merchant 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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