Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I in Los Angeles, California

Requisition #: 25407
Working Title: Research Associate I
Business Entity: AHR - Academic Human Resources
Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0801100 - Home Dept - Endocrinology
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Academic Affairs/Research Institute
Job Specialty: Research Associate
Position Type: Regular-F/T
Shift Length: 8hr
Hours: 8:30am-5pm
Days: Monday - Friday
Shift Type: Day
Weekends: None

Job Posting: Summary of Essential Job Duties:


Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects in a specific area of research. Assists in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. Files and monitors documents. Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. Observes safety standards and procedures. The Research Assistant I will be able to perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western, Northern blot, DNA/RNA, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures.

Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.

Maintains lab equipment and related records.

Transports, processes and logs samples.

Maintains computer database with relevant clinical information.

Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization.

Maintains stocks of general lab materials, and places orders for lab equipment and supplies.

Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.

Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery.

Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.


•Perform protein affinity purifications after training by supervisor (as for the following duties)

•Perform molecular biology experiments, including PCR, gel electrophoresis

•Culture and manipulate cells expressing the TSH receptor and antibodies

•Assay intracellular cAMP levels in and measure TSH binding to TSH receptor expressing cells

•Maintain detailed and tidy project records

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences.


Understanding of general research objectives. Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software. Understanding of general research objectives. Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols. Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.

Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)


EEO / AA / F / M / Veteran / Disabled

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities

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