The Research Associate I for the Biobank and Translational Research Core (BTRC).performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects in a specific area of research. Assists in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. 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.
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Department specific duties and resposibilities:
Under the supervision of the Biobank Director, Supervisor and BTRC leadership to implement and maintain biospecimen procurement, processing and storage efforts within the Biobank and Translational Research Core (BTRC).
Assists with collecting, processing, annotating and storing biospecimens for biomedical research.
Assist with the Biobank team in developing the daily/weekly schedule for collections, processing and deaccessioning of biospecimens.
Job duties include working with the Biobank team on QC of biospecimens (specimen preservation) and for QC of annotations (effective LIMS annotations).
Reviews and updates all biobanking SOPs.
Works effectively with new and legacy LIMS systems within the Biobank and keeps electronic notes on all biobanking activities.
Works with the Biobank team to ensure that regulatory issues, including consent and IRB, are current and effective.
Works with the Biobank team on best practices in modern Biobanking, and on tasks necessary for CAP/CLIA accreditation of the Biobank.
Assists with proper storage of biospecimens, and with storage unit maintenance and monitoring, both physical and electronic.
Assists with research pathology and image analysis/microscopy and other laboratory tasks as and when needed.
Assists with administrative tasks as and when needed under direction of Biobank leadership.
Addiitonal job duties and responsibilties:
Performs a variety of routine laboratory 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.
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.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences, required.
Understanding of general research objectives.
Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software.
Understanding of general research objectives.
Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols.
Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.
Ability to carry and lift up to 20 lbs. Ability to stand for up to four hours per day. Ability to sit and use a computer for 4-6 hours at a time.
Working Title: Research Associate I - Biobank and Pathology
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 t...eaching 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.