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Research Associate II

Randstad Life Sciences
Duarte, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Research Associate II

This is a great opportunity for a career lab manager.  You will be joining one of the top labs in GI cancer research in the world, working under a world renowned PI at one of the most widely recognized programs globally, and one of the nation's consistently named Top 10 hospitals for the last 16 years!

Are you an experienced senior lab manager with a background in general oncology and strong familiarity with immunology?  Apply today!

Who you are:

Masters with "many years" of experience is ideal, according to Goel. Masters with 1-3 years experience should be looked at as well. Senior Lab Manger type of background. GI oncology specific experience not necessary but ideal. Candidates with only a Bachelors but tons of relevant experience welcome.

What you will do:

  • Various aspects of lab management, including maintenance and upkeep of reagent and clinical specimen inventories, ordering, lab safety and regulatory tasks.
  • Ensures that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with each procedure(s) by utilizing safety procedures and guidelines in handling, storage and disposal of bio-hazardous, infectious and toxic material.
  • Performs a variety of routine and non-routine laboratory research experiments. Records and validates results for accuracy and completeness.
  • Troubleshoots procedures if experiment results are unexpected or unsatisfactory. Recommends alternative procedures.
  • The individual will perform Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics techniques and general lab maintenance that assists the conduction of an Investigator’s Research Project. They must demonstrate an aptitude for acquiring knowledge and new skills that relate to Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics.
  • Exploration of the role of aberrant DNA methylation, histone modifications and non-coding RNAs (miRNA, lncRNAs, snoRNAs, piRNAs etc.) in gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Establishment of innovative methodologies for the development of epigenetic and non-coding RNAs-based biomarkers for the earlier diagnosis, prognosis and predictive responses to chemotherapy in gastrointestinal neoplasia.
  • Responsible for accurately recording work performed including results and methodology.  Calculates, compiles and analyzes data obtained from work performed.
  • Independently evaluates research data and initiates alternative approaches to improve the quality of results by providing input to overall research design. Trains lab staff in specialized procedures, equipment and theoretical concepts behind unique tests.
  • May contribute to the preparation of manuscripts by describing methods and specialized techniques.  Keeps abreast of new and improved techniques.
  • Attends lab meetings, read assigned literature and occasionally create presentations on his/her project at the request of the Investigator.

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two years related research/ laboratory experience with a Bachelor’s degree or
  • One year related research/ laboratory experience with a Master’s degree
  • Assist and preform Immunology techniques such as tissue culture, flow cytometry (analysis), and/or molecular tests, according to the Laboratory’s Standard Operating Procedures. Have the ability to use all equipment and apparatus necessary for work performance. Always work according to the policies for safe Laboratory practices as established by Company.
  • Perform routine laboratory cleaning and maintenance according to Standard Operating Procedures such as using appropriate cleaners to wipe bench and hood surfaces, incubators, water baths and other equipment or apparatus.  Monitor equipment for optimal performance. 
  • Record all experiments performed and data generated in a laboratory notebook according to the policy and procedure established by Company.
Company Description
Get your foot in the door at an excellent company where there should be plenty of opportunity for advancement and growth.

Randstad Life Sciences

Why Work Here?
This is an amazing opportunity to work for a great company known for its development and internal career growth.

Lots of opportunities to grow in a company with a great culture.


Duarte, CA



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