Research Associate I - Smidt Heart Institute (Lefer Lab)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: HRC1107136
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The Smidt Heart Institute reflects Cedars-Sinai's steadfast commitment to heart disease and research innovation giving patients access to the highest level of care. Year after year, thousands of people trust their hearts to Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Our cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and specialized care teams treat the full spectrum of heart disease and disorders, while our investigators continue to advance the field with groundbreaking, life-saving research. From genetic counseling and targeted drug therapies to an increasing array of minimally invasive procedures, Cedars-Sinai continues to stand at the forefront of technology, innovation and discovery improving patient outcomes.
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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. Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. Observes safety standards and procedures. The Research Assistant 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 Duties and Responsibilities • Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures. • 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.
Bachelor's degree in Science, related field required
No experience required
- Able to perform moderate lifting. - Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. - Able to read papers and online documents. - Able to operate standard office equipment. - Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.
Working Title: Research Associate I - Smidt Heart Institute (Lefer Lab) Department: Heart Institute Operations Business Entity: Academic / Research Job Category: Academic/Research Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials Position Type: Full-time Shift Length: 8 hour shift Shift Type: Day
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 opport...unities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching 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.