The Cedars-Sinai Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) Core is looking for personnel to join our dynamic group. The incumbent should have an interest in the basic science of stem cells and cell differentiation. By understanding how the cells grow and differentiate we will be able to produce a better cell for developing techniques for disease modeling. The laboratory technician will, under the direction of the iPSC Core Director and Core manager, assist in the maintenance and characterization of the various iPS cell lines generated by the iPSC Core.
Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects in a specific area of research. Assists in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. Files and monitors documents. Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. Observes safety standards and procedures. The Research Assistant I will be able to perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western blot, DNA/RNA, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Daily Duties will include the following:
Assist with the characterization of cell line by performing a variety of molecular assays including: PCR, qPCR, DNA/RNA extractions, ICC, G-band Karyotype preparations.
Assist in the processing of human samples including fresh blood and skin biopsies.
Assist cell culture team as needed
Maintenance of laboratory reagents and disposable stocks, labeling
Maintain computer database with relevant information pertaining to each cell line.
Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.
The individual will be expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.
Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment and timeliness are required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Travel may be required
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