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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate II - Barrett Lab in Los Angeles, California

Are you interested in working with a range of innovative technologies including human intestinal organoid and small microengineered Chip technology?

The aim of Dr. Robert Barrett's research is to learn about the mechanisms underpinning intestinal fibrosis, which is a serious complication of inflammatory bowel disease. To learn more, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/barrett.html?_ga=2.258913866.1392274405.1567797246-261130653.1559068480 .

The Research Associate II in Dr. Barrett's lab will be a significant addition to the team and must be driven, organized, and able to work both individually and as part of a team.

This position will involve maintenance of numerous induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines and their subsequent differentiation into human intestinal organoids. These organoids will then be used in a range of assays to assess their responses to various cytokines and microbes. This position will require significant amounts of cell culture along with tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, western blot analysis, and qtPCR.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication, and coordination of experiments and preparation of data for publication will be expected.

  • Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping laboratory notebooks, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments.

  • Order supplies and maintain inventory, prepare culture media, maintain general lab cleanliness and perform other work-related duties as assigned.

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Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum of a BS or BA in a biological science or related field


  • Minimum of two (2) years of laboratory experience

  • Understanding of general research objectives

  • Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization

  • Highly motivated and able to work independently

  • Superior interpersonal, communication, and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience

  • Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clerical trials, and attention to details

Additional Information:

  • Scheduling flexibility to include evening, weekend, and holiday rotation commitment is required

  • Travel may be required

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.