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As a Research Associate I for the Biobank and Translational Research Core (BTRC), you will perform basic pathology, histology, and immunostaining tasks. Techniques used will include but are not limited to tissue embedding and sectioning, tissue staining, and immunostaining/ISH. Biospecimens handled can be both fresh or fixed from both human and animal sources. Under supervision, you will be responsible for data generation, assay optimization and troubleshooting. You will also observe and comply with safety standards and procedures and assist in preparation of data for publication, grant applications and/or presentation at scholarly meetings. Keep accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assist in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. You will perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to histology, tissue processing and embedding, histological and immunostaining.
As a Research Associate I for the BTRC, you will also be responsible for the following:
Assist in the exploration of new technology and assay optimization.
Keep accurate and detailed records of experiments and results, and assists in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results.
Perform a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques.
Order laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations.
Maintain lab equipment and related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment.
Operate specialized equipment, as required by the area of research, including histology processors and stainers, microtomes, slide scanners etc.
Assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings.
Orient research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures.
Observe safety standards and procedures.
Additional duties, administrative or otherwise, at the discretion of the BTRC Director/Associate Director.
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 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.