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 II performs routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The Research Associate II will participate in research activities involving all aspects of the research process, to include, but not limited to; investigation, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental 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. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Goals and Worker Activities:
A. 75% Research related duties
a. stem cell culture, including generation of stem cell lines, maintenance, expansion, banking
b. PCR, quantitative PCR, flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry
c. stem cell differentiation, primarily differentiation into neural tissue
d. compound screening, western blotting
B. 25% General lab maintenance
a. Unpack and shelve supplies.
b. Prepare chemical solutions and maintain bench supplies.
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