Research Associate I - Sharma Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7243258 (Ref:2211)

Posted: May 7, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

Join Dr. Arun Sharma and his research group as a Research Associate I in the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute! 

The Sharma Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for personnel to join our new and dynamic group. The mission of the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute aims to prevent and treat the world's most prevalent diseases through cell revitalization and transplantation. Work in the laboratory of Arun Sharma, PhD, focuses on applying human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to model cardiovascular diseases in vitro. The lab utilizes cutting-edge technologies, including hiPSCs, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, cardiac microfluidic organ-chips and cardiac organoids in our studies. Specifically, we have used hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) to model cardiac viral infections during COVID-19, examine developmental mechanisms underlying congenital heart disease and understand ways to alleviate cardiac toxicity caused by cancer drugs. In our ongoing studies, we have a unique background and interest in space biology, notably exploring ways in which stem cell biology can intersect with this emerging field. To learn more, please visit Sharma Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai.


Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I will perform 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. Files and monitors documents. The RA I will be able to perform routine cellular, micro-and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western, Northern blot, DNA/RNA, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
 

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.
  • 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 in a timely manner.
  • Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.
  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery.
  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological science required.

Experience and Skills:

  • No experience required. Understanding of general research objectives.
  • Knowledge of routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.
  • Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software.
  • Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • Function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.
  • Scheduling flexibility and timeliness including evening, weekend, and holiday rotation commitment. Travel may be 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 : 2211
Working Title : Research Associate I - Sharma Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute
Department : Research - RMI
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:#7243258 (Ref:2211)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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