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Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I/II - KS Chan Lab, Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, California

Are you ready to apply your skills? Dr. Keith Syson Chan’s laboratory is seeking a Research Associate I/II to join his interdisciplinary team https://www.research4cure.org at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters! This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. From working with a team of committed healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything necessary do something incredible—for yourself and for others.

When you join Cedars-Sinai, you become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Working alongside physician-scientists and researchers, you will be a part of life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughsThis lab focuses on cancer research that can translate into early-phase clinical trials or biomarkers to impact patients. Integrating cutting edge single-cell technologies and various study models (e.g., patient-derived xenografts, syngeneic murine models, GEMM) to address key research questions spanning: i) cell death-induced non-classical mechanisms of therapeutic resistance, ii) primary tumor and metastatic niche, and iii) emerging immunologic concepts that impact tumor progression and immune checkpoint response.

Interested applicants will be self-motivated individuals with a minimum of 1-year laboratory research experience or summer research internship. This position will include two years of funding for performing project-based research in preparation for PhD or MD programs. We have successfully trained candidates that are enrolled into top graduate or medical school programs in the country.

To learn more:

  • https://bio.cedars-sinai.org/chank3/index.html

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-syson-chan-42967411b/


  • Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations.

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

  • Performs a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques—with the long-term goal to collect data for project-based research

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

  • Demonstrates 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

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, required


  • Summer internships, Six (6) months - Two (2) years Laboratory research experience

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

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

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.