Join Dr. Clive Svendsen and his research group as a Research Associate I in the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute!
The Svendsen Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for personnel to join our dynamic group. The mission of the Svendsen Laboratory is to study neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington's disease (HD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Parkinson's disease (PD) and Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS) using stem cells as a disease treatment, as well as a tool for modeling these diseases in vitro. Clive Svendsen, PhD, has significant experience in studying these diseases over the last twenty years and is merging his experience with the use of leading-edge technologies, such as inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). To learn more, please visit: Svendsen Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai (cedars-sinai.edu).
Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
The incumbent should have an interest in the basic science of stem cells and neuroscience. By understanding how the cells grow and differentiate we will be able to produce a better cell for transplantation and develop techniques for disease modeling. The Research Associate I will, under the direction of the PI, lab manager and project scientist, assist in the conduct of research in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I 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. The RA 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:
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.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological science required.
Experience and Skillset:
One to two (1 - 2) years of laboratory experience is preferred. Understanding of general research objectives and familiarity with microscopy.
Knowledge of routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.
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.
Working Title: Research Associate I - Svendsen Lab
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