Job Posting: Dr. Riera of the Department of Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine's Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute is looking for a Research Associate III for her team. Under general guidance, the Research Associate III works closely with PI, providing technical and/or administrative support in large or multi-project oriented labs. May be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities, coordinating all lab activities with an emphasis on technical expertise. May develop hypothesis and assist in planning steps for the investigative process. Will review and remain current on literature as it relates to clinical/research study. May oversee budgetary/financial compliance, preparation of grant proposals, and monitors/ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures. Not responsible for generating grant funds. Main responsibilities include:
Oversee management of laboratory mouse colony including assisting researchers in daily handling, ordering supplies, animals and equipment, detailed inventorying of animals and coordinating animal numbers for experiments.
Provide support and training to laboratory personnel for specialized procedures.
Review literature and maintain current techniques with respect to mouse handling.
All aspects of mouse handling and husbandry including administering special diets, weighing and documenting physical condition and providing specialized treatment when necessary.
All aspects of colony management and breeding including transgenic crosses, genotyping, monitoring colony for new pups, pregnancy and health status, weaning and notifying investigator regarding animal status.
Assist in mouse experimental work including: behavioral testing, blood and tissue collection, histology, etc.
Write and update IACUC protocols within required specifications. 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 Sciences or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences or related field. Experience Requirements: At least three (3) years of laboratory experience. Has technical skills and expertise in an area of study including, but not limited to, Molecular/Cellular Biology, etc. Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented; learns new tasks quickly; self-motivated; works well independently with minimal supervision; works well with others, and able to multitask. Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center. Thorough technical and theoretical understanding of PI's research objectives. Mastery of complex or unusual technical 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 qualifications:
Demonstrated animal management experience to include mice husbandry, breeding, colony management, mouse genetics and genotyping procedures.
Knowledge of animal protocol requirements and training in animal handling to maintain compliance with government and University health and safety policies and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to collect, organize and maintain accurate research data with attention to detail.
Theoretical knowledge of genetics, biochemistry, neurobiology or related field.
Experience in technical supervision and training of students, postdocs and technicians preferred.
A strong work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to function in an interdisciplinary team are essential.
Ability to self-motivate and work across teams successfully. 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.
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.