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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Hepatology in Los Angeles, California

Join Cedars-Sinai and become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Work alongside physician-scientists and researchers who are making life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs. Our researchers develop some of the most advanced clinical trials in the world

Do you have a passion for helping human kind?

As a member of our team, you will bring your dedication and expertise to collaborate on clinical trials and assist on research studies. You will provide support and service to faculty and staff conducting research. This includes coordination of staff support, provision of centralized systems, regulatory expertise, and quality assurance. Your work will support our mission of rapidly translating research discoveries into safe, effective treatments.

The Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join a hepatology research laboratory. The laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of various liver diseases: alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, liver fibrosis, and liver cancer. Additionally, laboratory investigates the growth of metastatic liver tumors and the gut microbiome as it relates to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

JOB SUMMARY:

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the principal investigator and other Research Scientists, the Postdoctoral Scientist will conduct experiments in various ongoing projects. The Postdoctoral Scientist will perform laboratory tasks that include, routine and complex laboratory procedures and experiments throughout the training period. Develops, adapts, and implements new research techniques and protocols. Analyze and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. This position is not responsible for generating grant funds. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.

May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.

Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.

Develops, adapts, and implements new research techniques and protocols.

Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.

Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures and experiments throughout training period.

Operates and maintains laboratory equipment and instruments.

Operates standard office equipment.

DEPARTMENT AND/OR UNIT SPECIFIC – ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform research activities involving live animals (mice).

Isolation of different hepatic cell populations and intracellular signaling of hepatic stellate cells, plasmacytoid dendritic cells, liver macrophages, and hepatocytes.

Will perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western blot, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, genotyping PCR, real time PCR, cell culture, transfection of plasmids, Immunohistochemistry, and staining.

Assist with the maintenance and perform genotyping by PCR of mouse colonies.

Participate and train in various surgical procedures and non-surgical procedures.

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Educational Requirements:

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

Experience:

Works independently on research projects and experiments 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. Demonstrates 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.

Physical Demands:

Able to perform moderate lifting (up to 30 pounds). Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.

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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