Principal Investigator, Ramachandran Murali, PhD, is looking for a Research Associate III (RAIII) to join the team!
Cedars-Sinai is committed to pushing the frontiers of medicine and discovering new technologies and innovations that will change how we diagnose and treat disease. As an international leader in biomedical research, we translate discoveries into successful treatments with global impact.
Research in the laboratory of Ramachandran Murali, PhD focuses on defining the molecular basis of drug resistance mechanisms and cancer metastasis, and on developing new targeted therapeutic drugs. For more information, please visit: Murali Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai (cedars-sinai.org)
As a Research Associate III (RAIII) in Dr. Murali's lab, you will work closely with Dr. Murali providing technical and/or administrative support in large or multi-project oriented labs. May be requested to take on specific supervisory activities and provide administrative leadership and/or technical expertise. May develop hypothesis and assist in planning steps for the investigative process. Will review and remain current on literature as it relates to clinical/research study. Coordinates all lab and/or research activities, including but not limited to, budgetary/financial compliance, preparation of grant and/or manuscript proposals, and creating independent presentations.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides miscellaneous clinical/research support (ad hoc data analysis, hypothesis development, programming, troubleshooting, etc.).
Organizes research activities in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and sponsor and/or funding source.
Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures.
Analyzes data and prepares scientific findings for publication as author or co-author.
May make independent presentations.
May provide system administration and maintenance for the local workstation network.
Leads and trains Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellow, lower level Research Associates, and other related support staff.
Orients new Research Fellows and/or Research Scientists to day-to-day lab operations and procedures.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree required. Master of Science degree preferred.
Experience and Skillset:
Three to five (3-5) years of experience in area of research specialization.
Experience in biochemistry/pharmacology and structural biology techniques including X-ray diffraction, data collection, and drug screening is highly preferred.
Highly motivated, independently with superior interpersonal, communication, and strong organizational and computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint).
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, very detail-oriented, self-motivated, works well with others and ability to multitask.
Working Title: Research Associate III - Murali Lab
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