With your help, we can change the future of healthcare!
Cedars-Sinai is committed to pushing the frontiers of medicine and discovering new technologies and innovations that will change how we diagnose and treat disease. As an international leader in biomedical research, we translate discoveries into successful treatments with global impact.
Principal Investigator, Melodie Metzger, PhD, is looking for a Research Associate II (RAII) to join the team!
The Metzger Laboratory focuses on the kinematic response of joints when exposed to externally applied forces and moments. These forces and moments are typically designed to reproduce physiological loads seen naturally in the body. The research conducted in our lab provides a means to evaluate implants and new surgical techniques prior to FDA approval and clinical use. In addition, it allows clinicians and engineers to work together to evaluate implant systems, establish proof of concepts and improve the design of implant technologies. Perhaps most importantly, appropriate and well-defined biomechanical studies add to the expanding body of academic literature and understanding of the basic science behind orthopaedic systems.
Working under direct supervision, as a RA II, perform routine and increasingly complex laboratory tasks and procedures and develops technical expertise in one or more areas relevant to research projects. The RA II participates 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. Performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects and will observe and comply with safety standards and procedures, assist in preparation of data for publication and/or presentation at scholarly meetings, and assist in general laboratory maintenance. This role does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the design of new complex or unusual protocols and techniques.
Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results and assists in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results.
Orders laboratory supplies and supports laboratory operations
Maintains lab equipment and related records and may coordinate use of lab equipment.
Assist in the operation of specialized equipment, as required by the area of research.
Orients research laboratory assistants or lower level research associates and undergraduate student researchers on day-to-day lab operations and routine procedures.
Department Specific Responsibilities:
Designing and fabricating test equipment based on sound engineering principles.
Create electronic systems to control linear actuators
Specimen collection and preparation, including potting specimens for mechanical testing and maintenance of specimen freezers and specimen log.
Writing protocols and performing mechanical experiments using the Mechanical Testing System (MTS) machine and linear actuators.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.