Research Associate I Dawkins Lab
- Cedars Sinai
- Location: Los Angeles, CA
- Job Number: 7171710 (Ref #: HRC1350983)
- Posting Date: Aug 18, 2023
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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 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 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 expertise with an organization known nationally for excellence in research!
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is looking for a Research Associate to join the laboratory of Dr. James Dawkins. The Research Associate will provide technical support related to the preparation and analysis of laboratory specimens and conduct laboratory research under the direct of Dr. Dawkins and his research staff studying biological based therapies for cardiac regeneration and biological pacemakers.
Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate performs routine and increasingly sophisticated laboratory tasks and procedures. The Research Associate principal duties will include manufacturing exosome, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, western blots, keeping notes, ordering reagents and maintaining records. Ideal candidate would be an independent, science and detail oriented individual with mammalian tissue culture experience.
The individual will be encouraged to function efficiently as an individual and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research scientists and associates. Excellent written and verbal communication and coordination of experiments and preparation of data for publication will be encouraged.
Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping laboratory notebooks, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments will be required. In addition, the individual will order supplies and maintain inventories, prepare chemical solutions and culture media, maintain general lab cleanliness and perform other work-related duties as assigned.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
•Conducting routine production of biologic product(s) including media preparation, cell culture, cell counting, formulation, centrifugation and freezing;
•Independently completing required documentation and guiding other operators on accurate cGMP recording of entries and comments on batch records, forms and protocols;
•Compiling data for documentation of test procedures and reporting abnormalities;
•Making detailed observations, planning and assisting with data collection, data analysis, writing and disseminating production results;
•Maintaining broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories;
•Maintaining inventory, material transfers and cleanroom-required activities to support cGMP operations;
•Preparing technical summaries, protocols and reports;
•Initiate and close deviations, investigations of moderate complexity; and
•Performing special manufacturing and development projects.
•Preforming a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects.
•Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery
•Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results
•Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences preferred
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other Windows-based software.
Understanding of general research objectives.
Familiar with routine research procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.
Applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
Must have outstanding interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience.
Must possess digital literacy to include, Excel and Word.
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks, and attention to details.
Ability to stand during laboratory procedures; use computer, mapping and imaging systems
Working Title: Research Associate I Dawkins 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