Research Associate I
Dr. Gibb’s lab studies the immune response to red blood cell antigens, following blood transfusion. Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects. Assist in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. File and monitor documents. Keep accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assist in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. Observe safety standards and procedures. The Research Associate will be able to perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to flow cytometry, Western blot, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures (PCR, flow cytometry, ELISA, RNA extraction, cell culture).
Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.
Assist with animal (mouse) husbandry, genotyping, and phenotyping.
Maintains lab equipment and related records.
Transports, processes and logs samples.
Maintains computer database with relevant 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.
Understanding of general research objectives. Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software. Understanding of general research objectives. Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols. Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences required. Past laboratory research experience is also required. Greater than 1 year of experience and a master’s degree in biological sciences is preferred, but not required. Experience with animal handling (mice), mouse tail-vein injections, and flow cytometry is preferred.
Position requires working with microscopes, computers, and at benches for extended periods of time, as well as the use of specialized lab equipment. Must be able to sit, stand and/or stoop for long periods of time.
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.