Research Associate I - Smidt Heart Institute Dr. Parker Lab)

Cedars Sinai

West Hollywood, CA

Job posting number: #7171699 (Ref:HRC1352233)

Posted: April 3, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!

The Smidt Heart Institute reflects Cedars-Sinai's steadfast dedication 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 niche 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 a growing array of minimally invasive procedures, Cedars-Sinai continues to stand at the forefront of technology, innovation and discovery improving patient outcomes.

Join our team and use your skills with an organization known nationally for excellence in research!

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


Educational Requirements:

- 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.

Physical Demands:

- 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.

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 : HRC1352233
Working Title : Research Associate I - Smidt Heart Institute Dr. Parker Lab)
Department : Heart Institute
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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Job posting number:#7171699 (Ref:HRC1352233)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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