Job Posting: Summary of Essential Job Duties: The Shaw Laboratory is located within the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and is focused on understanding the cell biology of heart arrhythmias and heart failure progression. Members of the lab study how cardiac ion channels are formed and how channels are targeted to specific subdomains of cardiac cell membrane in both healthy and failing heart muscle. Shaw Lab researchers combine a broad spectrum of backgrounds from talented basic scientists to medical students and clinical cardiologists. The lab research includes the mechanisms of RNA translation, cytoskeleton-based delivery of channels, the mechanisms of heart failure progression, and clinical studies of patients with heart failure. This "cell to bedside" approach is designed to develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics for failing hearts. The Shaw Lab is currently recruiting a Research Associate. Our lab is focused on the trafficking of proteins in cardiac cells, and in development of biomarkers of failing hearts. We are looking for an exceptional individual who wants to working in a highly supportive research environment and be involved in high impact research projects. Experience in heart research, or biochemistry, mouse husbandry, or histotechnology is beneficial. The lab is looking to recruit a Research Associate I. The candidate will work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists. The Research Associate 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, including bench experiments and mouse husbandry.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences preferred Experience: Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other Windows-based software. Understanding of general research objectives. Familiar with routine research procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization. Applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently. Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience. Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks, and attention to details. Physical Demands: Ability to stand during laboratory procedures; use computer, mapping and imaging systems
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