Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I (Stem Cell Core) in Los Angeles, California

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] 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, DNA/RNA, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Daily Duties will include the following:

  • Assist with daily maintenance of stem cell lines

  • Assist with characterization of cell lines

  • Maintenance of laboratory reagents and disposable stocks, labelling

  • Equipment maintenance

  • Maintain computer database with relevant information pertaining to each cell line

  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.

The individual will be expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.

Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment and timeliness are required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Travel may be required.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biological Science or related field.


Understanding of general research objectives. Preferred minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: 1-2 years; familiarity with basic sterile technique, cell culture and microscopy is required. 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.

Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)

Minimal lifting & walking.