Principal Investigator, John P. Chute,MD is looking for a Research Associate to join the team!
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Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
The Chute laboratory studies hematopoietic stem cells and the regulation of hematopoietic stem cell fate through the microenvironment, or niche. Our laboratory also studies the mechanisms that govern malignant transformation of hematopoietic stem cells to leukemia stem cells. The Research Associate I in the Chute laboratory will utilize state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques, genetic models, imaging and quantitative assessments of hematopoietic stem cells and their progeny in order to discover and characterize novel mechanisms that control hematopoietic stem cell fate. In keeping with this, the Research Associate I will also be involved in the design of therapeutic targeting studies using small molecules or custom - designed antibodies to promote hematopoietic regeneration in vitro and in vivo.
Working under direct supervision, the RAI 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.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures
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 using PeopleSoft
Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory
Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences
Experience and Skillset:
Understanding of general research objectives
Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software
Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols.
Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.
Able to perform moderate lifting.
Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.
Able to read papers and online documents.
Able to operate standard office equipment.
Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.
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.