Research Associate III - Cancer Research

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

Requisition # HRC0450893B

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Keith Syson Chan, PhD, is a translational scientist excited about cancer research that expedites experimental therapies into clinical trials that can benefit cancer patients. His team focuses on investigating: i) how aberrant cellular differentiation impacts tumor characteristics, sub-typing and patient outcome, ii) how the interactions between cancer stem cells and the extracellular matrix or immune microenvironment can be exploited for therapeutic targeting.


Are you a dedicated research professional?

When you join Cedars-Sinai, you become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements and life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs.

Under general guidance, 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.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Analyzes data and prepares scientific findings for publication as author or co-author.
  • May make independent presentations.
  • May provide system administration and maintenance for the local workstation network.
  • Leads and trains Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellow, lower level Research Associates, 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.

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  • Bachelor of Science Degree, required. Master of Science Degree, preferred.
  • 3-5 years' experience in area of research specialization.
  • Technical skills and expertise in an area of study including, but not limited to, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Engineering or mass spectometry.
  • Cutting-edge histology/imaging techniques including quantitative bright-field and fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, and electron microscopy is required.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented.

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  • Working Title: Research Associate III - Cancer Research
  • Department: Home Dept - Hem - Onc
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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