Working under direct supervision of PI's, the Research Associate I performs routine laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The Research Associate I will participate in research activities involving all aspects of the research process, to include, but not limited to; basic experimental mouse investigations, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental mouse 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.
Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results, and assist in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results.
Maintain 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, and microscopy mouse tissue dissection.
Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.
Should have particular familiarity with mouse gastrointestinal and cardiovascular tissue dissection and microbiome work.
Experience with sterile cell clture techniques.
Must demonstrate ability to work in collaborative research groups. Must be willing to accept responsibilities outside of the initial job description as the project evolves.
1-2 years of lab experience. Understanding of general research objectives.
Full sensory response (vision, speech, hearing, smell, touch)
Manual finger dexterity and fine motor skills with eye-hand coordination
Frequent standing, walking, twisting (trunk, neck), bending (waist), flexing/extending/stretching (extremities and trunk). Occasional sitting, gripping/grasping, reaching below shoulder level, reaching above shoulder level, kneeling, squatting. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds, push/pull at least 100 pounds and carry 25 pounds.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.