The goal of the Applied Genomics, Computation and Translation Core's (AGCT) goal is to generate genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic & metagenomic information for basic and clinical research for internal Cedars-Sinai and external community members. The mission is to make complex technologies and methodologies available and interpretable to the research community.
The AGCT Core is looking for a Research Associate II to work on Research & Development. Under the direction of the Senior Technician, you will assist in the development of new technologies through research and development into the core through service validation and kit assessment and validation. Other responsibilities include:
Perform mostly bench work related to genomic experiments such as, next generation sequencing, high throughput qPCR and sample management
Order and maintain laboratory inventory including reagents, glassware, solutions, etc
Under minimal supervision, conduct additional general molecular biology experiments such as RNA/DNA isolation, cDNA synthesis, PCR, RT-PCR, ligation, restriction digests, etc. which may be used for custom services & development, validation or testing of specific biological hypothesis or quality control
Operate automated fluidics systems such as epMotion, platforms for QC including Agilent, qubit, nanodrop, qPCR platforms including Fluidigm, ABI open access and other genomic platforms
Conduct basic QC analysis and prepare scientific findings for supervisor
Participate in different research projects/activities involving technical director's studies and prepare figures and tables for scientific publications related to Research Institute and investigator's research projects
When required, edit and maintain sample user LIMS data in a database
When required, deliver service results and interpret for clients
Independently write 1-2 scripts for services with epMotion automation, contribute to the new assay/protocol testing and validation when required
Perform new single-cell genomics/epigenomics services
Carry out daily activities of the Core as necessary
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.