When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's just one of the many reasons we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. From working with a team of committed healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything necessary do something incredible--for yourself and for others.
Are you a hardworking and dedicated research professional?
When you join Cedars-Sinai, you become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Working alongside physician-scientists and researchers, you will be a part of life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs.
Summary of Essential Job Duties
The Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) program at Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to the development of novel drugs and devices to diagnose and treat patients. MAST represents the mainsail of a vessel taking us on a voyage of discovery in medicine and science. This innovative program is working to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics to treat patients with illnesses related to imbalances or alterations in the microbiome. Over the last 20 years, the MAST team has made many discoveries that benefit millions of patients, and we hope to help millions more with our growing fleet of novel diagnostics and therapeutics.
At MAST, patients are at the center of our work, which gives us a unique perspective as we innovate. Having direct interactions with patients drives our curiosity toward clinically meaningful questions and allows us to move quickly toward identifiable solutions. The MAST team brings expertise in working with the microbiome in both basic and clinical aspects, along with a track record of navigating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process and post-FDA approval work.
The program encompasses basic science and physiology, as well as clinical and translational research and the basic research team interfaces with clinical research.
Working under direct 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 a specific area of research. Assists in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. Assists with inventory and organization of reagents, supplies, and sample archives. Assists with data entry. Files and monitors documents. Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assists with preparation of results for presentation. Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. Observes safety standards and procedures.
The Research Assistant I will perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to ELISA and other assays, western blot, DNA/RNA/ protein extraction, PCR, cell and bacterial culture, live animal (rodent) work.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Executes experimental protocols under supervision, both routine and complex laboratory tasks and procedures.
Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.
Assists in animal husbandry and procedures.
Assists in the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
Maintains lab related records and inventories.
Transports, processes and logs samples.
Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization.
Maintains stocks of general lab materials.
Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.
Attend and report on progress at departmental research meetings
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.