Research Associate I
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, ELISA, DNA/RNA preparation, PCR and qPCR, protein extraction, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and animal experiments and husbandry. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures.
Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.
May assist with animal husbandry.
Maintains lab equipment and related records.
Transports, processes and logs samples.
Maintains computer database with relevant clinical information.
Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization.
Maintains stocks of general lab materials, and places orders for lab equipment and supplies.
Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.
Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery.
Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.
DEPARTMENT AND/OR UNIT SPECIFIC – ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western blot, ELISA, DNA/RNA preparation, PCR and qPCR, protein extraction, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, under close supervision of PI or another designated laboratory supervisor. May assist with animal experiments and husbandry. Assist with lab operation, maintenance and safety duties.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences.
Understanding of general research objectives. Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software. Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols. Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.
Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.
In addition to professional development opportunities, Cedars-Sinai offers competitive compensation and benefits package: Medical, Dental, 403(b) with match in addition to Cedars-Sinai’s paid Retirement Program, Tuition Assistance, Credit Union, Wellbeing Program Rideshare, Employee Discounts, Healthcare and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Group Life/AD&D and Long Term Disability Insurance, start at 16 vacation days/year.