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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Lung Institute in Los Angeles, California

The research community

at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is highly collaborative and interactive with a

growing research enterprise that includes top researchers in a variety of

scientific areas. The Academic Affairs office provides annual lecture series on

various topics such as faculty development, grantsmanship, careers in biotech,

and alternative career choices in science. We are also part of the CTSI with

UCLA, which provides access to various career and educational services offered

as part of the partnership. Our Lung

Institute is comprised of several top researchers that have vibrant research

programs in lung injury, fibrosis, infection, regeneration, and immunology ( https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Research-Areas/Pulmonary/index.aspx ).

We are seeking a Postdoctoral

Fellow who seeks to impact change by improving patient’s lives by gaining acceptance

into the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded T32 training program for federally-funded basic, translational, and clinical

research fellowships in respiratory biology and diseases at our world-renowned

Lung Institute.

You will be allowed to

choose a mentor(s) within the Lung Institute to conduct your research and a career

development committee will be formed to help you meet your ultimate career

goals. Your research will be augmented with various scientific

meetings/presentations such as research-in-progress, journal clubs, and

research symposiums.

Our Pulmonary Research

comprises a group of world-class researchers and up-and-coming investigators

whose combined interests span multiple disciplines. Our unified goal is to

understand the underlying mechanisms that cause various lung diseases and

ultimately translate those findings to improving patient health. In particular;

our group has expertise in both basic and translational research on

interstitial lung diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, acute lung

injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), Chronic Obstructive

Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung transplantation and bronchiolitis obliterans

syndrome (BOS), and lung infection, among others.

You will work

independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal

Investigator and other Research Scientists, to perform routine and complex

laboratory procedures throughout your training period. You may develop,

adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, analyze and

interpret data and may assist in preparation of grant proposals. You will participate

in publications and presentations as an author or co-author. You will not

responsible for generating grant funds.   

Your essential job

duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Assist in preparation ofgrant proposals

  • Participate inpublications and presentations as author or co-author.

  • Design and performexperiments while keeping appropriate experimental records and documentation aswell as analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.

  • Develop, adapt, andimplement new research techniques and protocols.

  • Analyze, interpret,summarize and compile data.

  • Perform routine andcomplex laboratory procedures throughout your training period.

  • Operate and maintainequipment and instruments.

Representative publications of

ongoing areas of research include:

Am J Respir Cell Mol

Biol.

  1. 51:615-25

Am J Respir Crit Care

Med.

  1. 55:243-51

Am J Respir Crit Care

Med.

  1. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201607-1525OC

Cell Rep.

  1. 17:2173-82

Immunity.

  1. 39:311-23

Infect Immun.

  1. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00648-16

J Clin Invest.

  1. 126:3063-79

JCI Insight.

  1. 1:e90301

J Immunol .

  1. 197:899-909

Nat Commun

  1. 7:13180

Nat Med.

  1. 22:1285-93

Stem Cell Reports.

  1. 7:817-25

This position is supported by a National Institute of Health (NIH) Training Grant, therefore you MUST be a U.S. Citizen or possesspermanent residence status (Green Card)

Educational Requirements:

Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.

License/Certificate Requirements:

None

Experience:

Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization. Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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