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Research Associate III - Rodent Genetics Core

Los Angeles, California

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  • Deadline-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Results-driven
  • Problem-solver

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Responsibilities

Requisition # HRC0810273A

Principal Investigator, Makoto Katsumata, PhD, is looking for a Research Associate to join the Rodent Genetics Core!

The Rodent Genetics Core is a division within the Animal Models Core, specializing in the production of genetically modified animals. The goal of the core is to efficiently provide high-quality, specific pathogen-free transgenic and knockout (knock-in) mice carrying genes of specific interest to a broad range of biomedical research projects to investigators at Cedars-Sinai, as well as affiliated and outside institutions. To learn more, please visit Rodent Genetics Core | Cedars-Sinai.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Under general guidance, the Administrative 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.

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Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides miscellaneous clinical/research support (ad hoc data analysis, hypothesis development, programming, troubleshooting, etc.).
  • Organizes research activities in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and sponsor and/or funding source.
  • 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.
  • Leads and trains Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellow, lower level Research Associates, and other related support staff.
  • Orients new Research Fellows and/or Research Scientists to day-to-day lab operations and procedures.

Department-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the care, breeding and management of laboratory animals as well as performing various animal related procedures and surgeries.
  • Performs pronuclear microinjection, embryonic stem cell injection and embryo transfer.
  • PCR based mouse genotyping.
  • Preparation of laboratory reagents.
  • Plasmid subcloning, amplification and purification.
  • Electroporation and selection of embryonic stem cells.
  • Ability to acquire and adopt new technologies in the field such as electroporation of embryos with CRISPR mixture.
  • Ability to design gene targeting strategies using conventional ES or more advanced CRISPR technologies.
  • Ability to schedule day-to-day operations.
  • Ability to come in on weekends (1-2 times a month) and early mornings (2-3 times a month) for animal care and procedures as needed.

Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree required.

Experience and Skills:

  • Three (3) years of research laboratory experience is required. Two (2) years of experience in the area of research specialization.
  • Experience with rodent handling and husbandry is highly desired.
  • Highly motivated and independent with superior interpersonal, communication, and strong organizational and computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, very detail-oriented, self-motivated, work well with others, and ability to multitask.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interactions amongst staff of the medical center.
  • Ability to research, develop and implement new laboratory procedures and protocols.
  • Working Title: Research Associate III - Rodent Genetics Core
  • Department: BMS - General
  • 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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