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
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
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
Am J Respir Crit Care
Am J Respir Crit Care
- doi: 10.1164/rccm.201607-1525OC
- doi: 10.1128/IAI.00648-16
J Clin Invest.
J Immunol .
Stem Cell Reports.
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)
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.
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.