Job Posting: Summary of Essential Job Duties: Dr. Eugenio Cingolani's lab is a translational research laboratory focused on cardiac arrhythmias. Our research investigates basic mechanism of arrhythmias and developing novel therapies for heart rhythm disorders. Prospective members of our laboratory should have an interest and background in cardiac arrhythmia research. Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate II performs routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures. The Research Associate II principal duties will include immunohistochemistry, microscopy, western blots, keeping notes, ordering reagents and maintaining records. Ideal candidate would be an independent, science and detail oriented individual with mammalian tissue culture experience. The individual will be expected to function efficiently as an individual and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research scientists and associates. Excellent written and oral communication and coordination of experiments and preparation of data for publication will be expected. Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping laboratory notebooks, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments will be required. In addition, the individual will order supplies and maintain inventories, prepare chemical solutions and culture media, maintain general lab cleanliness and perform other work-related duties as assigned. Duties will include but are not limited to: Responsibilities:
Provide assistance to Dr. Cingolani's research focused on gene TBX18.
Conducting routine production of biologic product(s) including media preparation, cell culture, cell counting, formulation, centrifugation and freezing;
Independently completing required documentation and guiding other operators on proper cGMP recording of entries and comments on batch records, forms and protocols;
Compiling data for documentation of test procedures and reporting abnormalities;
Making detailed observations, planning and assisting with data collection, data analysis, writing and disseminating production results;
Authoring, revising and updating standard operating procedures using document change system;
Maintaining broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories;
Maintaining inventory, material transfers and cleanroom-required activities to support cGMP operations;
Preparing technical summaries, protocols and reports;
Initiate and close deviations, investigations of moderate complexity; and
Performing special manufacturing and development projects. 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: Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences or related field. License/Certification/Registration Requirements: Experience: 3-5 years of experience of laboratory experience in mammalian tissue culture is required. Basic molecular biological and flow cytometry skills are desirable. Must have demonstrable computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access and JMP as well as data management and analysis. Candidates must have strong leadership ability, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a dynamic environment, adaptable/flexible with work schedule due to changes in production, and ability to multi-task and prioritize work. Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) Ability to stand during laboratory procedures;
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-scien...tists 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.