As a Research Associate II, you will perform a variety of standardized laboratory protocols and procedures to support a number of research projects that involve processing different types of biospecimens collected from clinical and translational research studies. You will assist in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies, filing and monitoring of research documents, and operation of specialized equipment. Will have strong organization skills, attention to detail, adherence to safety standards and procedures, and ability to maintain accurate and comprehensive records of experiments and results. This role will have opportunities for authorship in scientific publications, cross-training in related research fields including data management and analysis, and support for accelerated career development and growth.
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 SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
Assist with collecting, processing, annotating, and storing biospecimens for clinical and translational research.
Assist with maintaining quality control of handling and processing of all biospecimens including workflows related to intake, tracking, distribution, shipments, and storage.
Works with the research team to ensure regulatory compliance in all areas of laboratory activity.
Assists with maintaining best practices in tracking and storage of biospecimens, involving the use of physical and electronic laboratory systems.
Assist with research pathology and image analysis/microscopy and other laboratory tasks as and when needed.
Assist with administrative tasks as and when needed.
Works efficiently and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Assist with preparation of research manuscripts as and when needed.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences is required
Master's Degree in relevant field, preferred
Two (2) years of laboratory or relevant experience is required.
Understanding of general research objectives.
Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.
Applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience.
Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clerical trials, and attention to details.
Working Title: Research Associate II - Smidt Heart Institute - Ebinger Lab
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.