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Providence Health & Services Research Associate I in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Research Associate I for a Full-Time/Day Shift to Saint John's Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA

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We are seeking a Clinical Research Associate I who will will assist in the study of the human body's response to fight infectious agents and cancer. Responsibilities include the study of biologic pathways that contribute to resistance vs. susceptibility to progressive disease. This position will investigate various mechanisms to yield new insights into the human immune system as well as provide novel targets for therapeutic intervention against a variety of diseases.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Laboratory maintenance including ordering and stocking supplies, preparing solutions, equipment monitoring, cleaning, and maintenance, biohazard disposal, etc

  • Organize and plans experiments under general Principal Investigator (PI) supervision or someone designated by PI.

  • Learn new laboratory techniques and apply them in carrying out new experiments under the supervision of PI or other senior lab members.

  • Assist in data analysis and preparation of data for poster, oral or written presentations

  • Assist in working with human subjects enrolled in our IRB protocols.

  • Comply with hospital, department and unit standards including, but not limited to, safety, CPR, infection prevention, quality management, environmental, confidentiality, and patient care.

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regard to:

  • Attendance, punctuality and patient confidentiality

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships.

  • Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence and certifications.

  • Completing all mandatory requirements, including annual safety programs and annual physical.

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department and hospital goals including

  • Attending and participating in division meetings.

  • Volunteering or accepting assignments for projects.

  • Mission, vision and team ground rules

  • Professionalism and timely responses to electronic communications


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent educational/experience

  • Laboratory coursework relevant to biological sciences

  • Phlebotomy training and obtaining a license may be provided if the scope of work expands to the need to obtain blood from research subjects or patients participating in clinical research protocols

  • One(1) experience in laboratory.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in a clinical setting, having had interaction with patients.

About the department you will serve.

The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center is a cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding and curing of cancer in order to eliminate patient suffering worldwide. The Institute's mission is accomplished by conducting innovative research focused on biological mechanisms to provide new understandings of the cause, diagnosis, control, and cure of cancer; training the next generation of surgical scientists who study and treat cancer; and researching unique experimental treatment services to rapidly develop and test new forms of diagnosis and therapy in order to improve the quality of life and expected survival of those afflicted with cancer.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 307810