Principal Investigator, John P. Chute, MD is looking for a Research Associate II to join the team!
When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's just one of the many reasons why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
The Chute Laboratory reflects the importance of Dr. Chute's research in blood-forming stem cells called hematopoietic stem cells, which can self-renew and generate all cell types found in the blood and immune system.
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 RAII 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 RA II 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.
Under general guidance, the RA II works closely with PI, providing technical and/or administrative support. Will participate in research activities including investigation, validation of results, and reporting of findings. In addition to research activities, the RA II will be primarily responsible for managing a mouse colony. May develop hypotheses and assist in planning steps for the investigative process. May be co-author or author of publications and make independent presentations. May perform the duties of the Research Associate I and must have a thorough understanding of laboratory and research functions. Will supervise and train other Research Laboratory Assistants and Research Associates. Not responsible for generating grant funds.
Primary 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.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences, required.
Experience and Skillset:
Two (2) years of laboratory experience.
Understanding of general research objectives.
Knowledge of routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.
Applicant must be highly motivated and 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.
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.