As a Research Associate I, you will perform PCR, isolation of DNA and synthesis of RNA, Western Blots, immunostaining, fluorescence microscopy, buffer preparation, breeding of genetically modified mouse lines, identification of genetic markers, rodent echocardiography, ordering laboratory supplies and animals, isolating cardiomyocytes from small animals, data analysis, statistical analysis, figure and manuscript preparation.
Our successful candidate will be highly motivated and well-organized with outstanding communication skills and ability to work independently.
You should have at least two (2) years of experience in area of research specialization and possess technical skills and expertise in area of study including, but not limited to, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, engineering, or mass spectrometry. Experience in cutting-edge histology/imaging techniques including quantitative brightfield and fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, and electron microscopy is preferred.
You should have experience with standard molecular biology techniques (including DNA and RNA extraction, purification and quantification, electrophoresis, PCR, RT-PCR, high throughput genotyping, sequencing, northern/western blotting).
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.