For this position, you should have an interest in the basic science of stem cells and eye biology. Under the direction of the PI, Lab Manager, and Project Scientist, you will be assisting in the conduct of research in retinitis pigmentosa and performing a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects.
Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results
May assist with animal husbandry, surgical procedure, tissue dissections and general animal care
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
Histology and Microscopy-Animal work (rodent/pigs) including general care, assisting in surgical procedures, euthanasia and tissue dissections
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.