This translational research laboratory is studying the biology of cancer metastasis, with emphasis on the model of prostate cancer. The ultimate goal of all our laboratory research projects is to develop new therapies to prevent metastatic progression of and to cure advanced prostate cancers.
The Research Associate III works closely with PI, providing technical and/or administrative support in large or multi-project oriented labs. May be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities, and provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise. May develop hypothesis and assist in planning steps for the investigative process. Will review and remain current on literature as it relates to clinical/research study. Coordinates all lab and/or clinical activities, including but not limited to, budgetary/financial compliance, preparation of grant proposals, and creating independent presentations. Not responsible for generating grant funds.
Department and/or Unit Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* P lans, prepares, and performs FACS analysis and immune cell classification and analysis.
* Utilizes FloJo, GraphPad Prism and Filemaker softwares for data analysis, data management, and/or graphing.
* Plans, prepares, and performs microbiology and molecular biology techniques .
* Performs sterile cell culture.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Provides miscellaneous clinical/research support (ad hoc data analysis, hypothesis development, programming, troubleshooting, etc.).
* Organizes clinical/research trials in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and sponsor and/or funding source.
* Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures.
* Act as liaison between laboratory and facilities equipment managers; ensures upkeep of equipment upkeep.
* Analyzes data and prepares scientific findings for publication as author or co-author and for conferences.
* May make independent presentations.
* May provide system administration and maintenance for the local workstation network.
* Leads and trains Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellow, Research Associate I/II s, and other related support staff and may be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities.
* Orients new Research Fellows and/or Research Scientists to day-to-day lab operations and procedures.
* Orders and maintains lab supplies; keeps inventory of common lab consumables.
* Attends Managers meeting and works with PI to plan/justify laboratory purchases including but not limited to - equipment, consumables/reagents, computer soft/hardware.
* Proficient in usage of PeopleSoft procurement software.
* In conjunction with Postdoctoral Researcher, act as liaison between lab and collaborator regarding weekly updates on equipment function, reagent inventory, etc. May act independently if postdoctoral researcher is absent.
* May need to travel for conference attendance/work.
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.