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Research Associate I - Smidt Heart Institute - Dr. Eduardo Marbn Lab

Company: Cedars-Sinai
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Working under direct supervision, as a Research Associate I, you will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects in a specific area of research. You will assist in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. You will file and monitor documents and keep accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assist in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. Observe safety standards and procedures. You will be able to perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western, Northern blot, DNA/RNA, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Essential job duties and responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures.
  • Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.
  • May assist with animal husbandry.
  • Maintains lab equipment and related records.
  • Transports, processes and logs samples.
  • Maintains computer database with relevant clinical information.
  • Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization.
  • Maintains stocks of general lab materials, and places orders for lab equipment and supplies.
  • Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.
  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery.
  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.Additional duties and responsibilities:
    • Maintains an active research program, creates new opportunities for basic/clinical research and educational programs.
    • Publishes in peer reviewed journals and publications.
    • Submits research grants to various federal/state granting agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and actively participates in philanthropic endeavors.
    • Presents research findings at respected scientific national/international meetings.
    • Develops and implements new research techniques and protocols.
    • Supervises / guides research trainees at multiple levels.
    • Ensures compliance with state and federal laws, accreditation, professional, and regulatory agency standards including animal research through IACUC, and laboratory safety through the safety office.
      Educational Requirements
      • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences requiredExperience
        • Western blotting/ELISA techniques for protein expression.
        • qPCR techniques for gene expression analysis and genotyping.
        • Tissue histology including immunostaining.
        • Fluorescent microscopy.
        • Cell culture including isolation of primary cells.
        • Transient transfection / viral transduction of transgenes in cells.
        • In vitro assays for cell physiology.
        • Flow cytometry and cell sorting.
        • Experience with animal models / transgenic animal models.

Keywords: Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles , Research Associate I - Smidt Heart Institute - Dr. Eduardo Marbn Lab, Healthcare , Los Angeles, California

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