1+ months

Research Associate II (Stem Cells)

The Svendsen Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking tar personnel to join our dynamic group. The ideal incumbent should have experience in managing and analysis of large datasets using programming languages such as Python and R, and an interest in working hands on with stem cells and organ-on-chip technology with a focus on research in neurodegenerative diseases (Brain-on-Chip). Ideal candidate will also have experience in machine learning approaches for use in automation of laboratory equipment and analysis of complex bioinformatic datasets. Working with the P1 and scientists, the Research Associate II (RA11) 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, including the Brain-on-Chip program. RAII is responsible for the generation and curation of acquired data, implementation of analysis programs, and generation of scripts to assists in laboratory activities and research aims. RAH is responsible for general laboratory activities including maintenance of reagents, ordering and stocking of supplies. RA11 keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. RAH assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery, including the culture of human stem cell derived tissues. Observes safety standards and procedures. This position may include supervisory responsibilities. Daily Duties will include the following: - Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures. - Works with laboratory staff to develop and implement analysis frameworks for use in biomarker and therapeutic target discovery - 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 information - implements scripts for the analysis of complex imaging and multi-omic analysis datasets. - 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 arid procedures. - Histology and Microscopy - Sectioning of tissue specimens - Staining of tissue specimens to include special stains and INC. Additional Information: Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment is required. Travel may be required. Educational Requirements: BS or BA, or masters degree in a biological science and/or computer science or related field. Experience: Two (2) years of laboratory experience. Understanding of general research objectives. Familiar with routine -laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization, Applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently. Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional mats, and computer application experience. Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clerical trials, and attention to details. Experience with cell culture and animal work is required; experience with histology preferred. Familiarity with microscopy, immunohistochemistry and Western blotting preferred. The applicant should be able to work with human tissue (stem cells), to work on weekends and work with small or large animals. Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) Minimal lifting & walking


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