Are you a hardworking and dedicated research professional interested in being part of breakthrough Research?
When you join Cedars-Sinai, you become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements and life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs. Cedars-Sinai is one of the leading institutes for driven research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Principal Investigator, Costas Anastassiou, PhD is searching for a Research Associate II to join the team!
The Anastassiou Laboratory is affiliated with the Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, the Center of Neural Sciences and Medicine and the Regenerative Medicine Institute. The laboratory studies how the molecular and cellular composition of neurons translates to their phenotype and how these properties combine in brain circuits to produce function or, in the case of disease, dysfunction. The lab has a broad background in multi-modal cellular data (electrophysiology, anatomy, transcriptomics) and the development of state-of-the-art computational workflows (statistical learning, optimization and simulation) to understand cellular activity in behavior and disease.
Working under direct supervision provided by the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists and staff, you will perform routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. You will also participate in research activities involving all aspects of the research process, to include, but not limited to - investigation, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. This position performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. This role will observe and comply with safety standards and procedures, assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and assist in general laboratory maintenance. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results and helps 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.
Orients Research Laboratory Assistants or lower-level Research Associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures.
In close collaboration with theoreticians and experimental colleagues, designs, implements and conducts single-neuron and network simulations of human neurons and electric fields.
Contributes to ongoing efforts in computational framework development (simulation and data analysis) as well as to scientific questions relevant to the system under investigation.
Contributes to adjacent projects related to human pathophysiology and neurotherapies.
Prepares written and oral reports on a regular basis.
Maintains clear and accurate communication with supervisor, team members and external collaborators.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences, required.
Experience and Skillset:
Two (2) years of laboratory experience, required.
Experience in Computational Biophysics or Neuroscience, highly preferred.
Experience in writing code for research purposes in state-of-the-art programming language (e.g. python, R) or software (e.g. Matlab) is a plus!
Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.
Ability to work independently.
Must have outstanding interpersonal, communication and organization skills to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience.
Must possess digital literacy.
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks with attention to details.
Working Title: Research Associate II (Computational research experience) - Anastassiou Lab - Department of Neurosurgery
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