Research Associate I - Koronyo-Hamaoui Lab - Department of Neurosurgery

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7258586 (Ref:3138)

Posted: June 25, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

Are you looking to contribute to groundbreaking research? We look forward to having you join our team!

Principal Investigator, Maya Koronyo, PhD is seeking for a Research Associate I to join a diverse team!

The primary focus of the Koronyo-Hamaoui Laboratory is on early diagnosis and immune-based therapies for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The Koronyo-Hamaoui Laboratory has shown, for the first time, that the hallmark pathology of AD, amyloid-β protein (Aβ) plaque, is present in the retina of human patients beginning at early stages. To learn more, please visit the Koronyo-Hamaoui Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai.

The Research Associate I works closely with PI, and will perform routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The incumbent will support the objectives of laboratory research projects related to Dr. Koronyo’s lab, which studies Alzheimer’s disease neuroimmunology and/or neuro-ophthalmology research areas. The RA I member 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 incumbent performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures, observes and follows safety standards and procedures, assists in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and assists in general laboratory maintenance. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 supplies.
  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery.

Department-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Performs tasks related to histology technique (tissue collection, fixing, tissue processing, paraffin embedding and sectioning).
  • Performs tasks related to: PCR (genotyping, etc.), semi- and full-quantitative PCR, gel electrophoresis, Western blot, ELISA, Flow cytometry, protein isolation and preservation, cell culture techniques, RNA/DNA isolation, cDNA synthesis, basic and advanced optical imaging and microscopy, tissue processing, use immunohistochemical, histochemical and immunocytochemical staining methods, fluorescent labeling, stereology, software analysis, cell counting, passaging of cells, monoclonal antibody production from Hybridoma cell lines, animal model handling and colony maintenance, tagging for identification and genotyping.
  • Prepares buffer, stock reagents, solution, etc.



  • Bachelor's degree in a Science related field, required.
  • Master's degree in Biomedical Science or Neurology is highly preferred.

Experience and Skills:

  • 1 year of research laboratory experience, preferred.
  • Solid understanding of database management and presentation and imaging software.
  • Must possess digital literacy to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.
  • Must have good interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company teams and functional units.

About Us

Cedars-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 Team

Cedars-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 : 3138
Working Title : Research Associate I - Koronyo-Hamaoui Lab - Department of Neurosurgery
Department : Research - Neurosurgical
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Academic / Research
Job Specialty : Research Studies/ Clin Trial
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $19.50 - $29.87

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Job posting number:#7258586 (Ref:3138)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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