CSMC 8610060 Pathology Group Operations Research Associate II FR 40422 Viter R08 1.00

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7231270 (Ref:1364)

Posted: March 20, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

Are you a hardworking and dedicated research professional interested in being a part of breakthrough Research?

The Tourtellotte lab studies the cellular and molecular basis of central and peripheral nervous system development and mechanisms involved in innervation homeostasis and neurodegeneration.  We are seeking a Research Associate with previous experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and/or primary tissue culture who will assist with all aspects of scientific experimentation in the laboratory.  A preferred candidate will have previous experience working with genetically modified mice, managing a mouse colony of genetically modified mice, and working with mice as experimental models for understanding disease pathogenesis including experiments based on mammalian cell cultures (including induced pluripotent stem cells - iPSCs and iPSC-derived neurons), molecular biology (including construction of DNA vectors, and qPCR) and preparation of samples for sequencing.

Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate II performs routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The RA II will develop technical knowledge in one or more areas relevant to research projects and will participate in research activities involving all aspects of the research process, to include, but not limited to; investigation, technical, testing/validation of results, and report findings. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects. The incumbent will observe and follow safety standards and procedures, assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and assist in general laboratory maintenance. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of increasingly complex experimental protocols and procedures and assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques.
  • Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results, and assist in identifying and troubleshooting 
    of unexpected results.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations.
  • Maintains lab equipment and related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment.
  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment, as required by the area of research.
  • Assists in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings.
  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.
  • Orients research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures



  • Bachelor's degree in a Science related field is required.


  • One (1) year of research laboratory experience is required.
  • Proficient with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.
  • Ability to work independently and to simultaneously handle multiple tasks with attention to details.
  • Must have outstanding interpersonal, communication and organization skills to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience.
  • Must possess digital literacy in Excel and Word.

Req ID : 1364
Working Title : CSMC 8610060 Pathology Group Operations Research Associate II FR 40422 Viter R08 1.00
Department : Pathology Group Operations
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Academic / Research
Job Specialty : Research Studies/ Clin Trial
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $21.26 - $36.14

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