Research Associate I - Mun Lab - Lung Institute

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7255523 (Ref:2828)

Posted: June 13, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

Assist in fabricating Organ-onchips; 2) Maintains primary cell culture as needed.Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Cedars-Sinai offers scientists unparalleled access to ground breaking technologies, facilities, and resources for conducting research related to an impressive range of diseases and disorders, from cancer, cardiology, and digestive diseases, to genetics, genomics, neurosciences, and women's health. You can continue your career journey with us!

Principal Investigator, Kyu Shik Mun, Ph.D., invites you to consider this great opportunity to join his dynamic team!

The Mun Laboratory focuses on developing patient-derived organs-on-chips and bioengineered 3D organs as in vitro models mimicking in vivo structures to understand the physiology and pathophysiology of mucociliary clearance in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. 

Working under direct supervision, the incumbent 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. The Research Associate I assists in general laboratory activities including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies, files and monitors documents, and keeps accurate records of experiments and results. This role assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery and observes safety standards and procedures. This position 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 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 equipment and supplies.
  • Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.
  • Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures.
  • Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.

Department-Specific Duties:

  • Assists in fabricating Organ-onchips.
  • Maintains primary cell culture as needed.

 


Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science related field, required.

Experience:

  • One (1) year of laboratory experience, preferred.
  • Knowledge of routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.
  • Ability to work independently and to simultaneously manage multiple tasks with attention to details.
  • Must have outstanding interpersonal communication and organization skills to work across company teams and functional units, and computer application experience.
  • Must possess digital literacy in Excel and Word.

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 : 2828
Working Title : Research Associate I - Mun Lab - Lung Institute
Department : Research - Pulmonary
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:#7255523 (Ref:2828)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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