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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Kumar Lab - Liver & Kidney Program in Los Angeles, California

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for a passionate and inquisitive individual to work under the mentorship of Dr. Sanjeev Kumar!

Dr. Kumar's lab investigates the cellular and molecular underpinnings of the regenerative responses post-mammalian acute kidney injury with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets and strategies to augment intrinsic regenerative responses and inhibit fibrosis post-injury. To learn more, visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/departments-institutes/regenerative-medicine/current-studies/liver-and-kidney.html .


Working independently but in close cooperation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, you 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. You will also participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author and may assist in the preparation of grant proposals, but will not be responsible for generating grant funds.

Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping a lab notebook, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments and general lab maintenance will be required. The individual will be expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.

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Educational Requirements:

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

Experience and Expertise:

  • Primary interest in regenerative medicine and stem cells, molecular cloning, next generation sequencing such as RNA-seq and Chip-Seq, high resolution imaging, and Crispr/Cas9-based gene editing methodologies

  • Outstanding molecular and cell biology training with experience of the above genetic technologies

  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment

  • Schedule flexibility to include evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment is required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Travel may be required

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.