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Providence Research Associate II in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Research Associate II for Full-Time Day Shift to John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA

We are seeking a Research Associate II who will perform molecular biology (genomics, epigenomics, transcriptome) assays, organizing data, RNA/DNA extraction, human sample handling, in vitro culture assays, developing molecular assays pertaining to circulating tumor cells and cell-free DNA, and other tasks as assigned by supervisor or department director.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform general laboratory support duties

  • DNA/RNA extraction, protein preparation, IHC staining

  • Learn, develop and run molecular assays

  • Cell Culture and related experiments

  • Record keeping and inventory

  • Prepare reagents and handle human blood and tissue samples

  • Literature search and organization

  • Assist senior scientists in research projects

  • Managing data

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

  • Attendance, punctuality and patient confidentiality

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtain necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence and certifications

  • Complete all mandatory requirements, including annual safety programs, CPR, infection control and annual physical

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

  • Attend and participate in department meetings

  • Volunteer or accept assignments for projects

  • Mission, vision and team ground rules


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education/experience

  • Basic computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Ability to learn and follow new procedures for scientific assay techniques

  • Able to contribute as part of a team

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and professional circumstances

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years experience in Laboratory

About the hospital 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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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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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: 269885