Research Specialist I - Bottini Lab - Division of Rheumatology/Kao Institute (Part-Time)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Beverly Hills, California
Internal Number: HRC0957514
Cedars-Sinai is an international leader in biomedical research, we translate discoveries into successful treatments with global impact. Are you ready to continue your career journey with us!?
Principal Investigator, Nunzio Bottini, MD, is looking for a Research Specialist I to join the team!
The Bottini Laboratory is part of our Kao Autoimmunity Institute and Scleroderma Program within the Division of Rheumatology. The Kao Autoimmunity Institute is committed to translational and clinical research that will advance the treatment of rheumatologic diseases. At Cedars-Sinai, our physician-scientists are engaged in exploring alternative treatment methods, developing a better understanding of pathogens and studying how genes, blood and tissue samples can be used to predict complications and potentially offer personalized treatments in the future. Research is crucial to matching patients with autoimmune diseases to treatments most likely to be effective. The Kao Autoimmunity Institute aims to be a leader in advancing research and treatment for a broad spectrum of autoimmune diseases.
About the Role The Research Specialist I utilizes a solid foundation in research and experience with techniques associated with a specific area of research. Incumbent will be capable of exercising independent judgment while developing and implementing research programs, project planning, enrollment of patients, experimental protocols and procedures, and database development and analysis including evaluating and interpreting results. This position will participate in 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. The Research Specialist I will work closely with Principal Investigator (PI) and remains knowledgeable in area of research specialization. Incumbent may prepare grant proposals, publications, and presentations. Incumbent will act as a liaison between research and clinical programs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Acts as a project lead and coordinator interacting with collaborators, clinical research personnel and researchers as part of a research team.
Participates in all aspects of clinical development and study management (protocol design, enrollment of patients, development and implementation of protocols, submission of IRB applications and approvals).
Follows 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.
Provides scientific expertise to ongoing and future trials.
Identifies and resolves common problems involved in routine research assays.
Establishes and maintains relationships with clinical investigators and manages internal and external collaborative research projects.
Acts as a scientific resource for the affiliated pre-clinical research laboratory (e.g., assisted with experimental designs, data analysis, interpretation of scientific literature).
May lead or train other individuals assigned to the lab.
Prepares grant applications and oversees submission process, may including writing of grant proposal.
Capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and evaluating and interpreting results; operates appropriate laboratory equipment.
Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Operates lab computers for data entry and maintains accurate data records.
Uses 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.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences, chemistry, or related discipline, required.
PhD in Biology or related field, preferred.
Three to four (3-4) years experience in area of research specialty, 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.
Physical Demands: Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able ot read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.
Working Title:Research Specialist I - Bottini Lab - Division of Rheumatology/Kao Institute (Part-Time) Department:Home Dept - Rheumatology Business Entity:Academic / Research Job Category:,Academic/Research,Academic/Research Job Specialty:Research Studies/Clinical Trials Position Type:Part-time Shift Length:8 hour shift Shift Type:Day
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