Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I in Los Angeles, California

Looking for Research Associate I to join Dr. David Engman's research laboratory. The lab studies the cell and molecular biology of trypanosomes, single-celled parasites that cause African Sleeping sickness and Chagas Disease, as well as animal models of these diseases. 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.

The Research Assistant I may need to perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western, Northern blot, DNA/RNA, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and staining.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences, or equivalent, strongly preferred.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:



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

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

Position requires working with microscopes, computers, and at benches for extended periods of time and the use of specialized lab equipment. Must be able to sit, stand and/or stoop for long periods of time.

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.