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Research Associate I – Lung Institute


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted March 17, 2023.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Cedars-Sinai offers scientists unparalleled access to cutting-edge technologies, facilities, and resources for conducting research related to an impressive range of diseases and disorders, from cancer, cardiology, and digestive diseases, to genetics, genomics, neurosciences, and women’s health. You can continue your career journey with us!

Founded in 2012, the Women’s Guild Lung Institute now provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care at Cedars-Sinai for diseases of the esophagus, chest, lungs and airways. The Lung Institute was also among the first to create a computed tomography (CT) screening program for people with a higher-than-average risk of developing lung cancer. This screening is now a standard of care nationwide.

As a Research Associate I, you will be working under direct supervision and will perform 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. In this role, you will assist in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents, stocking of supplies, organizing files, and monitoring documents. You will also be responsible for keeping accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. You will assist in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. You will observe and practice safety standards and procedures. You will be able to perform routine cellular, micro and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to – Western, Northern blot, DNA/RNA, PCR, protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures. 
  • Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.  
  • May assist with animal husbandry. 
  • Maintains lab equipment and related records.  
  • Transports, processes, and logs samples.
  • Maintains computer database with relevant clinical information.  
  • Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning, and sterilization. 
  • Maintains stocks of general lab materials and places orders for lab equipment and supplies.  
  • Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.  
  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery.
  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.
  • Assists PI with animal and cell imaging studies.



  • Bachelors Degree in a Science related field required.

Experience and Skills:

  • Understanding of general research objectives.
  • Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software.
  • Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols.
  • Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.

Physical Demands:

Able to sit for moderate periods of time. Able to use a computer workstation for moderate periods of time.  Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.  Able to read papers online and documents.  Able to operate standard office equipment.  Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions

Working Title: Research Associate I – Lung Institute
Department: Home Dept – Pulmonary
Business Entity: Academic / Research
Job Category: Academic/Research
Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay:$18.00 – $29.87