Research Associate II - Smidt Heart Institute (Marban Lab)

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7186494 (Ref:HRC1394752)

Posted: June 7, 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!

Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate II performs routine and increasingly sophisticated 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 activities 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 align 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.

Duties include; 
• Performs a variety of increasingly sophisticated experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new sophisticated or unusual protocols and techniques.
• 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 follows safety standards and procedures.
• Orients research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-today lab operations and routine procedures.


Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Science Related Field required


Minimum of 1 year of research experience  required. Preferribly in the following areas: 
•    In vitro immunological and cell viability or Cytotoxicity assays. 
•    Cell culture, including primary cell isolation and expansion. Experience with macrophage and T cell culture is a plus. 
•    Animal handling. 
•    Molecular biology and biochemical techniques. 
•    Confocal microscopy. 
•    Flow Cytometry.

Physical Demands:

Working in lab space. 
Lifting, standing, sitting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, reaching, and handling.

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 : HRC1394752
Working Title : Research Associate II - Smidt Heart Institute (Marban 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 : $21.26 - $36.14

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Job posting number:#7186494 (Ref:HRC1394752)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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