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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Michelsen Lab - IBD/Immunology in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

Principal Investigator, Kathrin Michelsen, PhD is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join her team!

Academic research comes in all different forms and places. And whether we know it or not, it affects most things that we deal with in our lives. From the technology that we use to the medicine we take. Academic research is vital to the improvement of our communities.

At Cedars-Sinai our academic culture and environment creates an extraordinary opportunity for cross-disciplinary thinking and research while enjoying a larger sense of autonomy, with the freedom to choose when, and with whom, you collaborate. Our research is largely collaborative and team-oriented, helping to unleash your potential and enjoying intellectual freedom with the ability to make an individual impact and receive recognition for your work. We are setting the benchmark for how medicine can be more effectively delivered by supporting our distinguished staff, specialists, and scientists, to advance discovery, be a mentor to the next generation, and set new standards of care.

Consider what matters most to you and join us in translating today's discoveries into tomorrow's medicine.

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Institute (IBDI) is a multidisciplinary basic, translational, and clinical research program devoted to discovering the causes of inflammatory bowel disease with the goal of improved treatment approaches and prevention. Dr. Michelsen’s lab research investigates immune cellular interactions, receptor signaling/function, and immune responses in inflammatory bowel diseases. We are looking for Postdoctoral Scientists eager for the challenges of examining the interactions between metabolism, immunity, and infection. To learn more about Dr. Michelsen’s research, please visit: Michelsen Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai.

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with Dr. Michelsen and other Research Scientists, the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period. A Postdoctoral Scientist may also develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, analyze and interpret data, and may assist in the preparation of grant proposals but is not responsible for generating grant funds.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May assist in the 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.

  • Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period.

  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

  • May observe MD-patient or MD-human research subject interactions as they pertain directly to research being performed.

Department-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of immunology, autophagy, and molecular biology laboratory tasks and procedures and mouse models of inflammation.

  • Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results.

  • Familiar with mice husbandry and breeding.

  • Maintains lab equipment and related records.

  • Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization.

  • Maintains stocks of general lab materials, and places orders for lab equipment and supplies.

  • Assists new students and fellows in the laboratory.

  • Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures.

Qualifications

Education:

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

Experience and Skills:

  • Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research projects 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, operation, and maintenance of specialized equipment.

  • Familiarity with sample preparation for flow cytometry, data acquisition on flow cytometer, and data analysis of flow cytometry data.

  • Knowledge of safety standards

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : 3714

Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist - Michelsen Lab - IBD/Immunology

Department : Research - Digestive and Liver Diseases

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Academic / Research

Job Specialty : Postdoctoral Scholar

Overtime Status : EXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $30.00 - $45.00

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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