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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Michelsen Lab - Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute in Los Angeles, California

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 improvement and 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-work 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 and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) 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 focuses This position will be focused on investigating 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:

  • 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.

  • Experienced 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

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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