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

Cancer Research Breakthroughs Begin in our Labs with Employees Just Like You

Join Cedars-Sinai and become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Work alongside physician-scientists and researchers who are making life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs. Our researchers develop some of the most advanced clinical trials in the world. Here, you will be a part of leading-edge cancer research history that improves our cancer patients' treatment options, one trial at a time.

Do you have a passion for helping human kind?

We are seeking a Research Associate II for Dr. Syson Chan's lab who will perform routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects involving preparation of buffers and media, mouse and human tissue processing, immunohistochemistry, mouse handling, and regulatory compliance. As the Research Associate II, you 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. You will also will observe and comply with safety standards and procedures, and assist in general laboratory maintenance. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

To learn more about Dr. Syson Chan, please visit: https://bio.csmc.edu/view/42843/chank3.aspx?ga=2.221301016.1407711806.1570748924-1809342796.1564166095&ga=2.221301016.1407711806.1570748924-1809342796.1564166095

In addition, you responsible for the following:

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

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

Order laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations.

Maintain lab equipment and related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment.

Assist in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery including mass cytometry system.

Orient research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures.

Department Specific Essential Job Responsibilities

Demonstrate experience in tissue culture (i.e. maintaining cell lines, using aseptic techniques, count and split cells), molecular biology techniques (i.e. DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, western blot) and animal handling and care.

Must be comfortable in working with research animals (i.e. mice).

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological science required

Experience and Skillset:

  • At least two (2) years of experience in area of research specialization, outside of undergraduate research experience

  • Experience working with mice

  • Experience with molecular and cellular biological techniques strongly preferred

  • Understanding of general research objectives

  • Highly motivated, independently with superior interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

  • Computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint

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.