The Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (CBFG) and the Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core (AGCT) are looking for a Research Associate III to join the team!
The Cedars-Sinai Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (CBFG) is an integrated, interdisciplinary research group established in 2016, with the common goal of developing end-to-end research workflows for genomic and high-throughput functional analysis of patient samples. Led by director, Simon Gayther, PhD, the primary goals of the CBFG are to establish a research nexus that integrates leading-edge developments in computational sciences, next-generation genomics and epigenomics, and to use functional biology to improve our understanding of disease etiology applied to personalized health. To learn more, please visit Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics | Cedars-Sinai.
The Cedars-Sinai Applied Genomics, Computation, and Translational Core (AGCT Core) is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art genomics facility offering data generation and interpretation for basic science and translational research in next-generation sequencing technologies, including single cell omics, spatial transcriptomics, and bulk cell omics. We specialize in single cell omics and spatial transcriptomics via the 10x Genomics, Parse Biosciences, Mission Bio, and NanoString platforms. Our R&D team offers sample preparation for single cell assays, such as nuclei isolation from frozen tissue or single cell isolation from fresh tissue dissociation. The AGCT Core also offers comprehensive services for standard bulk cell sequencing in genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, and metagenomics. To learn more please visit Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core | Cedars-Sinai.
Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
Under general guidance, the Research Associate III works closely with Dr. Gayther, the CBFG and the AGCT Core, providing technical and/or administrative support in large or multi-project oriented labs. May be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities, and provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise. May develop hypothesis and assist in planning steps for the investigative process. Will review and remain current on literature as it relates to clinical/research study. Coordinates all lab and/or clinical activities, including but not limited to, budgetary/financial compliance, preparation of grant proposals, and creating independent presentations. Not responsible for generating grant funds.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides miscellaneous clinical/research support (ad hoc data analysis, hypothesis development, programming, troubleshooting, etc.).
Organizes clinical/research trials in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and sponsor and/or funding source.
Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures.
Analyzes data and prepares scientific findings for publication as author or co-author.
May make independent presentations.
May provide system administration and maintenance for the local workstation network.
Leads and trains Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellow, lower level Research Associates, and other related support staff and may be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities.
Orients new Research Fellows and/or Research Scientists to day-to-day lab operations and procedures.
May participate as a Safety representative and attend safety monthly meetings providing updates.
Presents quarterly on lab-related protocols, updates, reminders, share information on equipment needed in the lab, discuss lab needs, lab improvements, lab issues, etc.
Assists with BER applications/updates & compliance, conduct safety monitoring with regular lab inspections.
Maintains eyewash weekly activation log, spill kits, safety training and compliance, as well as chemical and biohazard compliance.
Conducts basic training centering of new staff/interns/students/post-doc on proper and safe general lab techniques (e.g. ergonomics, pipette usage, sterile TC techniques, clean-up of spills, etc.).
Oversees CBFG and AGCT Equipment Service/Maintenance Agreements including requesting quotes, submitting requests for PO's, and contacting vendors when an instrument is not working properly, etc.
Liaison for RFO requests including updating contact form and information, as well as reagent quotes.
Serves as the point person for shipments involving dry ice and other biologicals.
Reconciles orders requested and received.
Point of contact for vendors.
Assists farm freezer/ CO2 incubator alarms on Cetani.
Assists with weekly lab ordering and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in a science related field is required.
Experience & Skills:
Three (3) years of research laboratory experience are required. General understanding of molecular biology.
Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, overall lab organization and cleanliness, as well as proper disposal of waste management.
Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience.
Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Working Title: Research Associate III - CBFG and AGCT Department: BMS - Bioinfo & Func Genomics Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Job Category: Academic/Research Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials Position Type: Full-time Shift Length: 8 hour shift Shift Type: Day Base Pay:$64,500.00 - $90,900.00
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