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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I - Sean Li Lab - Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, California

Research Associate Position in Sean Li Lab at Cedars-Sinai

Lab Description:

Li lab has recently moved from Harvard Medical School to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is at the phase of expansion. Our work explores gender disparities in bladder cancer and our research has led to a new concept of the epigenetic sex. We seek to decipher the sex epigenome, characterize candidate sex-biasing factors, and identify sex-specific therapeutic targets. In addition to bladder cancer, we are also interested in benign urologic diseases such as urinary tract infection and bladder regeneration/repair.

Job Summary:

Under general guidance, the Research Associate manages activities including research, compliance, resource management and general administration. May be co-author or author of publications. May be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities as Laboratory Manager, and provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise. Not responsible for generating grant funds.


•Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures

•Shares Lab Manager responsibilities

•Orients new individuals to the day-to-day operations and laboratory procedures

•Supervises and trains new lab members, Research Lab Assistants, Research Associates, and Research Fellows

•Orders and maintains lab supplies and reagents

•Molecular biology experiments including PCR, rt-PCR, DNA and RNA extraction, etc.

•Genotyping and mouse colony management

•Histology including cryostat and microtome sectioning

•Microscopy and image acquisition

•Immunohistology and immunofluorescent staining

•Researches, develops and implements new laboratory procedures and protocols

•Participates in planning, troubleshooting and executing investigative research projects

•Assists in preparation of grant proposals, publications and presentations

•Organizes and presents scientific findings for publications as co-authors


•B.S. is required, M.S. is preferred, and M.D. or Ph.D. is also considered


•Experience and training in experimental biology

•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

•Excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented

•Works well with others, and able to multitask

•Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with peers

•Self-motivated and works well independently to make the difference

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.