Cedars-Sinai Research Associate II in Los Angeles, California

Research Associate II Requisition # 29757

Summary of Essential duties:

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, but may train Research Lab Assistants or lower-level Research Associates.


• Performs complex laboratory experiments
• Strong laboratory skills in standard molecular, cellular biology and in vivo models
• Willingness to work with animals
• Utilizes and helps with maintenance of shared equipment
• Maintains detailed lab notebook and laboratory database for reagents and specimens as needed
• Participates in publication and writing abstracts, presenting results etc. Additional qualifications
• Excellent writing skills.
• Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:

Ph.D. or Masters degree in area of biochemistry/biophysics. Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties required for the position.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements: N/A


Works under the guidance of PI on research projects related to structure biology and cancer research. Demonstrated skills in performing research experiments for one to two (1-2) years in a research lab. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including experience with biophysical studies, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.

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

Physical abilities necessary to perform job.

  • Working Title: Research Associate II
  • Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0801094 - Home Dept-Fine
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Research/Research Admin
  • Job Specialty: Research
  • Position Type: Regular-F/T
  • Shift Length: 8hr
  • Hours: 8am - 5pm
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Shift Type: Day
  • Weekends: As Needed

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