Mass Spectrometry Technician (Research Associate II) Smidt Heart Institute - Van Eyk Lab

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7153668 (Ref:HRC0701864A)

Posted: April 3, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

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The academic research laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Van Eyk within the Advanced Clinical Biosystems Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is seeking a dedicated and motivated Mass Spectrometry technician (Research Associate II) to join our join our team of scientist researchers, clinicians, bioinformatics, mass spectrometrists and proteomics experts. While training will be provided, our ideal candidate would have experience in proteomics or metabolomics, and mass spectrometry. You will work with senior staff and scientists to assist in the operation, maintenance, and quality control of the mass spectrometry systems for large scale studies. You will also engage in protocol development and optimization and will aid in the conversion of successful protocols into standard operating procedures especially for new or emerging proteomic approaches including single cell and high throughput drug/perturbations cellular screening to meet our needs within our multifaceted research program that blends high end technology and projects with clear clinical relevance.

Working under direct supervision, you will perform routine and increasingly sophisticated laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. 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. You will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects and 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.


  • 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 niche equipment, as required by the area of research. 
  • Orients research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures.


  • Run and maintain LC-MS instruments as part of our LC-MS team as directly instructed.
  • Prepare quality control standards.
  • Supervise and report on weekly Quality Control assessments of sample preparation and instrument performance.
  • Perform and detail mass spectrometer calibrations.
  • Maintain instrument and consumable elog-books.
  • Arrange visits of external service engineers to ensure instrument down-time is minimized.
  • Work closely with the MS leads and scientists to develop and optimize new MS protocols and adapt successful workflows into new Standard Operating Protocols for the core. 
  • Responsible for materials ordering, receiving and inventory.


Educational Requirements:

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences is required


  • Minimum of one (1) year of research laboratory experience is required
  • Understanding of general research objectives. 
  • Experience with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.
  • Must be highly motivated and work independently. 
  • Must have outstanding interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company subject areas and functional units, and computer application experience. 
  • Must possess digital literacy to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word. 
  • Ability to simultaneously lead multiple clerical trials, and attention to details.
  • While some prior experience with mass spectrometry is preferred, wet bench experience is required.

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 : HRC0701864A
Working Title : Mass Spectrometry Technician (Research Associate II) Smidt Heart Institute - Van Eyk 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:#7153668 (Ref:HRC0701864A)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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