Research Associate I - Smidt Heart Institute Dr. Parker Lab)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: West Hollywood, California
Internal Number: HRC1353114
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The Parker Lab is seeking a dynamic individual to fulfill the role of Research Associate I or II to join our team. The Parker lab is a Cardiovascular Physiology and Proteomics research group that studies mechanisms and biomarkers of aortic aneurysm, atherosclerosis and heart failure using a diverse range of model systems and techniques. The position will include cell culture including maintenance, expansion, and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cell lines in to vascular and other cell types, protein, RNA, and DNA techniques (e.g., western blot, PCR, qPCR), procurement and processing of human surgical specimen for translational studies with Cardiology clinical researchers, and assistance with animal studies involving breeding, genotyping, and possibly training on small animal echocardiography and its analysis. Basic data analysis and interpretation skills will also be developed, and the successful candidate will be comfortable sharing their results in group format and assembling figures representing experimental results for use in publications and presentations by the PI, other lab members, and in some cases the candidate depending on their interest level. Working with 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 specific area of research. Assists in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. Files and supervises 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 blot, DNA/RNA, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, immunohistochemistry and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
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 stays in sync with safety standards and procedures
- Bachelor's in science related field
- Should have strong interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company subject areas and functional units, and computer application experience. - Should possess digital literacy to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word. - Should have the ability to simultaneously manage multiple clerical trials, and attention to details.
- 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 Dr. Parker Lab) Department: Heart Institute Operations 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:$19.50 - $29.87
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