Cedars-Sinai Research Lab Assistant II in Los Angeles, California

Job Posting: The Research Lab Assistant II is needed in the Department of Medicine to perform lab cleaning and maintenance duties including washing and sterilizing glassware, operates autoclaves and other specialized equipment, utilizing special detergents or other cleaning agents. Assists in ordering and maintenance of cleaning supplies inventory. May be trained on the job in basic benchwork under close supervision of PI or other designated laboratory supervisor. May oversee or assist Research Lab Assistant I. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs lab cleaning and maintenance duties, including washing and sterilization of glassware, operation of autoclaves and other specialized equipment. May assist in performance of experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects in a specific area of research. May be trained on-the-job in basic benchwork under close supervision of PI or other designated laboratory supervisor. Performs administrative duties in laboratory or in accordance with research project. Maintains project records, as required. Orders laboratory supplies and reagents in a timely manner. Assists in maintaining laboratory and laboratory equipment record keeping. DEPARTMENT AND/OR UNIT SPECIFIC – ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Excellent organizational skills. Computer skills: competency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, database data entry Labeling research tubes and specimens Maintains inventory stock of lab supplies, equipment, and animals

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:

College coursework in Biological Sciences preferred.

Experience:

Preferred one to two (1-2) years actual lab experience including: biochemical research techniques, preparation of reagents and solutions, order/inventory of laboratory supplies, data input, organization and miscellaneous lab functions. Knowledge of basic Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is preferred. Thorough knowledge of routine cleaning and maintenance procedures to support the activity of one or more research labs. Uses specialized equipment and materials. Complies with safety standards and procedures. Ability to be trained in basic benchwork on-the-job.

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

Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.