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Research Associate I - Hitchins Lab

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Principle Investigator, Megan Hitchins, PhD, is looking for a Research Associate I (RAI) to join her team! Dr. Hitchins is a member of the faculty of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is situated within the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (BFG). Dr. Hitchins lab focuses on the role of genetic and epigenetic variants in high-risk cancers, and on DNA methylation markers of cancer, as applied to the detection of circulating tumor DNAs. For more information, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/hitchins.html . **Job Duties and Responsibilities:** + Safely handle and process fresh human biospecimens + Safely and manually transport human biospecimens between hospital clinics and laboratories + Timely process samples strictly according to protocol (e.g. centrifugation-based processing of blood samples into buffy coat and plasma and aliquoting) + Process formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples + Extraction and quality control checks of DNA, RNA, circulating tumor DNAs, etc from human biospecimens + Various polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based applications + Real-time PCR + Sterile cell culture techniques + Rigorous upkeep of research databases, sample biobanking, and laboratory notes + Stock-taking and ordering laboratory supplies + Assembling sample collection kits + Safe handling of shipments on dry ice + Safe handling of Escherica coli bacteria for cloning DNA fragments \#Jobs-Glassdoor #Jobs-Indeed **Educational Requirements:** + Bachelors degree in a relevant biological sciences program **Experience:** + Minimum of one (1) year of additional practical experience working in a molecular biology / pathology / microbiology / genetics laboratory is preferred **Physical Demands:** + Able to perform moderate lifting + Able to sit, stand, and walk for prolonged periods of time + Able to operate standard office equipment + Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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Posted: 2019-12-27 Expires: 2020-02-26

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90006

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