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

The Kaye Laboratory investigates the molecular regulation of immune system development and function, with particular focus on T lymphocyte and innate lymphoid cell biology. Jonathan Kaye, PhD, is principal investigator of the Kaye Laboratory, as well as professor in the Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. The Kaye Laboratory is affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Research Division of Immunology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the Department of Medicine and Cancer Institute.

To learn more about the lab, please visit: https://www.cedars- at https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Research-Labs/Kaye-Lab/

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Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate II performs routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The Research Associate II will participate in research activities involving all aspects of the research process, to include, but not limited to; investigation, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. The Associate will observe and comply with safety standards and procedures, assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and assist in general laboratory maintenance. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

  • Performs a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques.

  • Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results, and assist in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results.

  • Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations.

  • Maintains lab equipment and related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment.

  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment, as required by the area of research.

  • Assists in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings.

  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.

  • Orients research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures.-Perform the following procedures: flow cytometry, Western blot, DNA/RNA and protein extraction, PCR, ELISA assays, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, gene cloning, mouse injections, and tissue harvest from mice.

  • Performs routine lab maintenance duties.

  • May help to manage mouse colony and animal husbandry in vivarium facility.

  • Maintains stocks of general lab materials, ordering database, and places orders for lab supplies.

  • Maintains lab equipment and related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment.

  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment, as required by the area of research.

  • Assists in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings.

  • Assists research associates and fellows at the laboratory with various tasks.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences

Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of laboratory experience required, longer experience given preference.

  • Understanding of general research objectives.

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

  • Applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently.

  • Must have 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, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects, and attention to details.

  • Specific experience in cell culture, molecular biology, and/or flow cytometry preferred.

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.

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