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Research Associate I - Breunig Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute

Employer
Cedars-Sinai
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 Aug 2024

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Discipline
Health Science
Job Type
Researcher
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Hospital
Job Description

Join Dr. Joshua Breunig and their research group as a Research Associate I at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute!

Neural stem cells generate the majority of the cells in the brain. The Breunig Laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms that mediate the normal differentiation of these cells to create the appropriate mature cell types in the brain, including neurons and glia (astrocytes and oligodendrocytes). Importantly, this information can be used to create therapies to direct differentiation and promote brain repair. Conversely, we also use this knowledge to understand the development of brain tumors when cells are mutated. For example, the exact origin of brain tumors is currently under debate, with most evidence pointing to either a neural stem cell origin or an oligodendrocyte progenitor origin. To learn more, please visit Breunig Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai

Are you a passionate and dedicated research professional?

Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I will perform 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 reagent maintenance and stocking supplies. 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 in a timely manner.
  • 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.
  • Files and monitors documents.


Qualifications

Education:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological science is required.

Experience and Skills:
  • No experience is required, laboratory experience is preferred. Understanding of general research objectives and familiarity with microscopy.
  • Knowledge of routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.
  • Knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software.
  • Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • Function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians, and students.
  • Scheduling flexibility and timeliness including evening, weekend, and holiday rotation commitments. Travel may be required.


About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : 3234
Working Title : Research Associate I - Breunig Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute
Department : Research - RMI
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Academic / Research
Job Specialty : Research Studies/ Clin Trial
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $19.50 - $29.87

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