Cedars-Sinai is seeking a skilled Research Associate II to work on utilizing the cell binding, membrane penetration and intracellular trafficking functions of pathogen proteins to develop novel cell-targeted nanotherapeutics in the lab of Dr. Lali Medina-Kauwe! For more information on this lab, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/medina-kauwe.html.
As a Research Associate II, you will work under direct supervision to perform routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develop technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. You will participate in research activities including investigation, testing/validation of results, and report findings, and will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. You will assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and help with general laboratory maintenance. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques
Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results, and assists in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results
Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations
Maintains lab equipment and related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment
Assists in the operation of specialized equipment, as required by the area of research
Assists in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings
Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures
Orients research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures
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.