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Are you a hardworking and dedicated research professional?
When you join Cedars-Sinai, you become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Working alongside physician-scientists and researchers, you will be a part of life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated and skillful Research Associate II to join Dr. Barry Stripp's Lab.
The goals of the Stripp Laboratory are to understand mechanisms of normal tissue maintenance and defects associated with acute and chronic lung disease. The Stripp Lab integrates basic mechanistic studies in the research laboratory with studies that use patient-derived clinical samples to define novel therapeutic targets with potential to promote lung regeneration and ameliorate or reverse lung disease. Areas of disease focus include acute lung injury resulting from viral infection and chronic lung diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive lung disease and lung cancer.
Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate II performs routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The Research Associate II will participate in research activities involving all aspects of the research process, to include, but not limited to; investigation, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. The Associate will observe and comply with safety standards and procedures, assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and assist in general laboratory maintenance. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL 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 assist 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.
DEPARTMENT AND/OR UNIT SPECIFIC - ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping laboratory notebooks, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments will be required. In addition, the position will order supplies and maintain inventory, prepare chemical solutions, and maintain general lab cleanliness and perform other work-related duties as assigned.
Participation in routine rodent handling (safely transferring from one enclosure to another and primary enclosure exchanging for all species housed in the vivarium facilities) and approved non-routine rodent handling as assigned.
Provides care for animals that are immuno-compromised, which have known/unknown pathogens, and/or are designated as biohazardous.
Responsible for reading, comprehending, and following a large number of varying (Standard Operating Procedures) SOP's related to the numerous biohazardous agents used in the Vivarium.
Observes and recognizes obvious symptoms of abnormalities in laboratory animals and promptly reports abnormalities to the appropriate individual (s).
Assists with rodent breeding programs (noting birth dates, projecting weaning dates, etc as required).
Organize and maintain mouse lines specific to the lab of Dr. Barry Stripp.
Perform animal work including injections, tissue harvest as well as, breeding, weaning and genotyping of transgenic and knockout animals as well as training other laboratory personnel in these procedures.
Other duties may include: embryo collection, tissue biopsy, collection of tissues for: frozen sections, in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry and cell culture, photography and computer cataloguing of data as needed.
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.