The Tourtellotte laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development, and mechanisms involved in innervation homeostasis and neurodegeneration. We are seeking a Research Associate I with previous experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology to assist with all aspects of scientific discovery and experimentation in the laboratory. The successful candidate will have previous experience working in a molecular and cell biology research laboratory and will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the projects in the laboratory.
Initially working under direct supervision of the laboratory manager, the successful candidate will perform a variety of routine experimental procedures to support the objectives of the laboratory research projects. Specific duties will include operating specialized laboratory instrumentation, assisting with laboratory supply ordering and operations management, assisting with mouse colony management, and performing experiments using molecular and cellular biology procedures including, but not limited to, PCR, cell/tissue culture, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry and microscopy. The successful candidate must have a high level of attention to detail and be capable of generating accurate written experimental records and experimental records, be highly organized and have good independent project management skills. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new protocols, techniques and experiments.
Keep accurate and detailed records of experimental design and results, and learn to identify unexpected results and troubleshoot solutions.
Order supplies and support general laboratory operations.
Maintain, coordinate and record use of laboratory instrumentation.
Operate specialized instruments as required for the specific project.
Assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings.
Develop skills to clearly present, analyze and interpret experimental results for regular laboratory meetings.
Observe and comply with safety standards and procedures.
Work independently and collaboratively within 6 months after joining laboratory.
Have high level of motivation and commitment.
Accept oversight, feedback and mentorship.
Possess high degree of intellectual curiosity, rigor, honesty and integrity.
Seek continuous improvement and self-education in relevant scientific topics.
Achieve mutually agreed deadlines and demonstrate ownership of all assignments.
Assist trainees and other research staff with a collaborative and supportive spirit.
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 rese...arch and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching 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.