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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Karumanchi Lab - Nephrology 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, and it’s just one of the many reasons why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

If you're ready to be a part of breakthrough research, then we invite you to consider this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Principal Investigator, Subbian Ananth Karumanchi, MD, is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!

Karumanchi laboratory currently focuses on hypertension in pregnancy. The primary focus is on understanding the role of angiogenesis and endothelial function in health and in disease with an emphasis on the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, a pregnancy disorder characterized by hypertension, proteinuria and glomerular endotheliosis. Dr. Karumanchi’s research activities are vertically integrated, ranging from molecular and cell biological studies to animal models to first-in-class human clinical trials. Another focus of research is on uremia related cardiovascular disease. The laboratory team is trying to elucidate vascular mechanisms of uremia related complications. Using animal models, Dr. Karumanchi and his collaborators have identified novel factors that lead to bone and cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

As a Postdoctoral Scientist, you will work independently, but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist. You will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.

Primary 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.

  • May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.

  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes, and compiles data.

  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

Education:

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

Experience and Skillset:

  • Highly motivated and 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.

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