Job Posting: Summary of Essential Job Duties: JOB SUMMARY: The Women's Guild Lung Institute and Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, Cedars-Sinai are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in flow cytometry. The Research Associate III will work closely with investigators from several large multi-project oriented labs and will be responsible for flow cytometric analysis and sorting of cells. You will be responsible for operation of flow cytometry sorting equipment and analytical instruments. You will also be required to provide technical expertise and assist in the design of flow cytometry experimental strategies, analyze experimental data, and assist in the preparation of data for publication and/or presentation. You may be requested by the PI to take on specific supervisory activities, and provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise. You will coordinate access and usage of flow cytometry equipment and manage budgetary/financial compliance. Not responsible for generating grant funds. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates, calibrates and helps maintain the BD Influx flow cytometry sorting equipment. Provides miscellaneous research support for investigators from several large multi-project oriented labs (cell sorting, experimental strategy development, troubleshooting, etc.). Organizes equipment access and usage with Investigators. Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures. Provides assistance with preparation of flow cytometry data for publication (ad hoc data analysis). Trains Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellows, Research Associates, and other related research staff in flow cytometry techniques and may be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities. Orients new Research Fellows and/or Research Scientists to day-to-day lab operations and procedures. Provide expert support and assistance for flow cytometry-based studies for the Women's Guild Lung Institute and Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute EEO / AA / F / M / Veteran / Disabled Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: Bachelor of Science Degree, required. Master of Science Degree, preferred Experience: Three to five (3-5) years of experience in developing flow cytometry methods, and technical knowledge of BD Influx instrument or at least sorting experience with machines such as the MoFlo or Arias. Has advanced technical skills and expertise in flow cytometry techniques including cell sorting and analytical characterization of cells from primary tissues. Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving skills. Excellent organization skills and ability to follow laboratory procedures with attention to detail. Self-motivated, driven, works well independently with minimal supervision and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of the initial job description, including leading flow cytometry experiments at short notice in response to access to clinical samples. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills for interaction with investigators, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center. Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint). Thorough technical and theoretical understanding of latest flow cytometry techniques, analytical procedures and protocols. Ability to research, develop and implement new laboratory procedures and protocols. Knowledge of human resource and administration policies and procedures. Knowledge of budgetary requirements and policies. Preferred experience: Three to five (3-5) years of experience in operating of BD Influx sorting instrument or at least experience with machines such as the MoFlo or Arias. BD training course desired Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) Ability to lift 30 pounds.
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