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Research Associate III - Meyer Lab - Neurodegeneration, Data Science, and Multi-Omics (i.e. Proteomics, Metabolomics)

West Hollywood, California

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What makes a successful Research Associate III - Meyer Lab - Neurodegeneration, Data Science, and Multi-Omics (i.e. Proteomics, Metabolomics) at Cedars-Sinai? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

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

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Responsibilities

Requisition # HRC1134842

Principal Investigator, Jesse Meyer, PhD, is looking for a Research Associate III to join the team!

The Meyer Lab at Cedars Sinai uses proteomics, metabolomics, and data science to understand basic biology of metabolism and disease. We currently have two NIH funded projects (R35 and R21). We have a newly renovated lab space at the Pacific Design Center that includes extensive equipment for cell culture and mass spectrometry. To learn more, please visit Meyer Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai.

We are seeking one or two wet lab-focused research associates to work on an NIA funded project using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived neurons to model Alzheimer’s disease for drug discovery. Candidate will have experience or interest in cell culture, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) cell culture, differentiating them into iPSC-derived glutamatergic neurons, and cell-based assays and cellular imaging such as fluorescence microscopy. The ideal candidate may also have experience or interests with one or more of the following: mass spectrometry based multi-omics sample preparation, data collection, and interpretation (proteomics and metabolomics); they may also be skilled in machine learning, stem cell (iPSC) brain organoids, and neuron models of Alzheimer’s disease in vitro. We are open to hiring a neuroscientist with interest in learning proteomics and metabolomics, or an analytical chemist with experience in proteomics or metabolomics who wants to learn neuroscience.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Under general guidance, the Research Associate III works closely with Dr. Meyer, 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides miscellaneous clinical/research support (ad hoc data analysis, hypothesis development, programming, troubleshooting, etc.).
  • Organizes clinical/research trials 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 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.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in science-related field is required.

Experience and Skills:

  • Three (3) years of Research Laboratory Experience, required. Two (2) years of experience in research specialty, preferred.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented; learns new tasks quickly; self-motivated; works well independently with minimal supervision; works well with others, and able to multitask.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center.
  • Ability to research, develop and implement new laboratory procedures and protocols.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain privacy, confidentiality or anonymity.
  • Knowledge of budgetary requirements and policies.

Working Title: Research Associate III - Meyer Lab - Neurodegeneration, Data Science, and Multi-Omics (i.e. Proteomics, Metabolomics)
Department: Computational BioMedicine
Business Entity: Academic / Research
Job Category: Academic/Research
Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day

Base Pay: $64,500.00 - $90,900.00

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role

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