Research Associate I/ II

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Location
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Job Description

Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate II performs routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The Research Associate II will participate in research involving all aspects of the research process, to include, but not limited to: investigation, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. The Associate 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.

Essential 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 with supervision. 
  Meets with investigators to discuss research project and inform them about details in regards to the services provided with some supervision. 
  Performs quality control of sample and processes samples for qPCR, microarrays, and sequencing and conducts QC on resulting data with minimal to no supervision. 
  Novel gene validation: visualize novel gene on IGV, design primers, design PCR protocol, QC experiment, analyze data with minimal to no supervision. 
  Generates bioinformatic visualizations for investigators without supervision. 
  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. 
  Maintains information on intranet and internet websites. 
Facilitates Training and some supervision of new Research Associate I
 Organizes seminars for new genomic technologies. 


Educational Requirements:
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences, preferred, or equivalent experience.

Two (2) years of laboratory experience. Understanding of general research objectives. Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization. Applicant must be highly motivated and able to 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.

How to Apply

Send a copy of resume to genomics at and apply online via Cedar-Sinai career website searching for Requisition # 20093

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