The Cedars -Sinai F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) is searching for a highly motivated Research Associate II (RAII) to be a part of an exciting opportunity within Dr. Dermot McGovern's research laboratory!
IBIRI is a multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research program devoted to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. To learn more about the lab under Dr. McGovern, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Research-Labs/McGovern-Lab/.
As an RAII, you will work under direct supervision to perform routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develop technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. You 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. You will also perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects, and will assist in the preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings.
Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Order and stock laboratory supplies and follow up on shipments and orders received
Prepare and stock media
Autoclave glassware and water, wash labware, and clean and maintain equipment/space on an established schedule
Generate organoids from iPSC lines
Perform molecular and cell culture assays as needed
Optimize Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Establish new procedures in the lab under supervision and develop matching SOPs
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-scientists 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.