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Research Specialist II - Pediatrics - Rowitch Lab (Full-Time)

Location: Modesto
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCome join our team! Cedars-Sinai Pediatrics is seeking a dynamic Sr. Research Specialist to join as lead lab scientist & lab manager for the new Cedars-Sinai Rowitch Lab.Under the direction of Professor David Rowitch, MD, PhD, the Rowitch Lab investigates overlapping mechanisms in glial developmental biology human diseases such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and brain cancer.Ready to participate in groundbreaking research that matters?The Research Specialist, Sr utilizes a solid foundation in research and experience with techniques associated with a specific research area. Incumbent exercises independent judgment while developing and implementing research programs, project planning, enrollment of patients, experimental protocols and procedures, database development and analysis including evaluating and interpreting results. Supervises lab activities, including research grant management, human resources, responsibility delegation, and provide training to other individuals who may be assigned to the project, study, or laboratory. Reports to and works closely with Principal Investigator and has independent supervision of a laboratory or program. Prepares grant proposals, publications, and presentations. Functions as a bridge between research and clinical programs which may have local and national contributors and investigators relying on information provided. Has delegated authority to make substantive decisions and commitments in accord with the established goals and objectives of the laboratory.Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as a project lead and coordinator interacting with collaborators, clinical research personnel and researchers as part of the research team.
  • Participate in all aspects of clinical development and study management (protocol design, patient enrollment, development and implementation of protocols, and if applicable, submission of IRB applications and approvals).
  • Operate appropriate lab equipment & follow established procedures or protocols to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which will include: basic tissue culture, immunoassays, molecular biology techniques, microscopy, animal preparation (e.g. tail vein injections) and surgery.
  • Identify and resolve common problems involved in routine research assays.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clinical investigators and manages internal and external collaborative research projects.
  • Serve as a scientific resource for the affiliated pre-clinical research laboratory (e.g., assisted with experimental designs, data analysis, interpretation of scientific literature). Provide scientific expertise to ongoing and future trials.
  • Supervise, lead, and train assigned lab staff.
  • Prepare grant applications and oversees submission process, including writing of grant proposal.
  • Monitor inventory levels, orders materials and supplies according to established policies and procedures.
  • Operate lab computers for data entry and maintains accurate data records.
  • Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.
    QualificationsEducational Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts, or equivalent, in biological sciences, chemistry, or related discipline required. PhD degree strongly preferred.Experience Requirements:
      • Five to seven (5-7) years experience in area of research specialty and with post-undergraduate experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques is required
      • Training and knowledge in the design and conduct of clinical trials. Expertise in translational biomedical research. Knowledge of biostatistics as it is applied to clinical trial data analysis.
      • Ability to communicate scientific and clinical information in the context of multidisciplinary teams. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Strong computer skills are essential.
        About UsCedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.
        About the TeamCedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.
        Req ID : 1311
        Working Title : Research Specialist II - Pediatrics - Rowitch Lab (Full-Time)
        Department : Research - Peds General
        Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
        Job Category : Academic / Research
        Job Specialty : Research Studies/ Clin Trial
        Overtime Status : EXEMPT
        Primary Shift : Day
        Shift Duration : 8 hour
        Base Pay : $71,219.20 - $121,076.80

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