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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Chen Lab - Lung Institute in Los Angeles, California

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai.

Principal Investigator, Peter Chen, MD is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!

The Chen laboratory studies a wide range of lung biology research utilizing cell lines, small animals, and human specimens. The primary focuses are acute and chronic lung injuries. We want to understand the underlying pathogenic mechanisms of lung repairs in the acute models include acute viral and bacterial lung injury and the chronic bleomycin-induced lung model to study lung fibrosis. To learn more, please visit: Chen Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

In this role, the Postdoctoral Scientist will be expected to work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator as well as other research staff and scientists. This position will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period and may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, and analyze and interpret data. This position is not dependent on generating independent funding but may assist in preparation of grant proposals. The incumbent will be encouraged to develop a project and generate results that lead to publications and presentations as author or co-author. Career development will be provided to support the growth of postdoctoral fellows into various careers in academia or industry.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs and performs experiments.

  • Maintains appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with PI.

  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.

  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.


PhD or highest degree in their field.


  • Highly motivated and works independently on research projects crafted by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.

  • Acquires complete technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.

  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental procedures including detailed data collection, and analysis.

  • Knowledge, analysis, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment and safety standards.

Physical Demands:

Lifting, standing, walking

Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Chen Lab - Lung Institute

Department: Home Dept - Pulmonary

Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category: Academic/Research

Job Specialty: Postdoctoral

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

Base Pay: $64,500.00 - $93,600.00

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