The Cedars-Sinai F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) is searching for a highly motivated Research Associate I (RAI) to be a part of an exciting opportunity within Dr. Kathrin Michelsen's research laboratory!
IBIRI is a multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research program devoted to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. This position will be focused on investigating immune cellular interactions, receptor signaling/function and immune responses in inflammatory bowel diseases. More information can be found at https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/michelsen/members.html .
As an RAI, you will perform all duties associated with 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. You will assist in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies, filing and monitoring documents, keeping accurate and detailed records of experiments and results, and assisting in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery while observing safety standards and procedures.
The RAI will be able to perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to, ELISAs, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, genotyping, cell and tissue culture, Immunohistochemistry, Immunofluorescence staining, flow cytometry, rodent husbandry and procedures.
Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:
* Assists with animal husbandry, breeding and genotyping of mice * Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations * Maintains computer database with relevant research information * Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization * Assists new students and fellows in the laboratory. * Participates in project planning, troubleshooting, and execution of clinical/research projects * Analyzes data and participates in the preparation of scientific findings for publication as co-author and prepares presentations * Assists in the preparation of grant proposals, publications, and presentations
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