The Cedars-Sinai Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) is searching for a Research Associate II (RAII). IBIRI is a multidisciplinary basic, translational, and clinical research program devoted to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Under the direction of Dr. David Underhill, the institute is seeking for a talented and highly motivated candidate to join our laboratory. The Underhill Laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which some white blood cells, called macrophages and dendritic cells, recognize microbial pathogens and direct inflammation.
Find out more about Dr. Underhill's lab and research here:
The RAII will be a significant addition to our team and must be driven, organized, detail-oriented and possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. If you are seeking a great opportunity in a results-driven environment, this may be a prime opportunity for you!
Performs a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques.
Manages mouse colonies and animal husbandry
Should be able to perform procedures including, but not limited to Western Blots, DNA/RNA PCR, ELISA, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, staining, and various mouse procedures (Intraperitoneal (IP) injections, oral gavage, organ harvest, etc.).
Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results and assist in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results.
Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations.
Maintains 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.
Assists in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings.
Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.
Orients research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures.
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