The Svendsen Laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for personnel to join our dynamic group. The incumbent should have an interest in the basic science of stem cells and statistical models in biology. By understanding how the cells grow and differentiate we will be able to produce a better cell for transplantation and develop more accurate disease models. The laboratory technician will, under the direction of the PI, lab manager, project scientist, and postdoctoral scientist assist in the conduct of wet lab and dry lab research in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I performs a variety of routine experimental and genome-wide data analysis protocols to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects. Assists in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. Performs database queries, data curation and transformation, and basic statistical analyses of omics data. Files and monitors documents. Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. Observes safety standards and procedures. The Research Assistant I 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 and data analysis 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.
- Orders laboratory supplies and reagents in a timely manner.
-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 software programs, equipment, and machinery.
- Assists in maintaining laboratory and laboratory equipment record keeping.
-Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.
The individual will be expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.