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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Michelsen Lab - Inflammatory Bowel & Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) in Los Angeles, California

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to work in one of the most outstanding and dynamic places known nationally for excellence in IBD research, where the work you do has a crucial impact on the lives of others?

If your answer is 'yes', please consider this exciting opportunity and apply!

We want to learn more about you and your relevant experience for this role.

Dr. Kathrin Michelsen is searching for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to be a part of an exciting opportunity within the Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) - a multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research program devoted to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

The focus of the Michelsen Laboratory is in the role of the innate immune system in the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To learn more about the lab under Dr. Michelsen, please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/michelsen.html .

As a Postdoctoral Scientist in IBIRI, you will be focused on investigating immune cellular interactions, receptor signaling/function, and immune responses in inflammatory bowel diseases. You will work independently, but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator (PI)and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interpret data. May assist in the preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Not responsible for generating grant funds.

Note: Scheduling flexibility to include evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment is required.

Essential and Department-Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Familiar with sample preparation for flow cytometry, data acquisition on the flow cytometer

  • Data analysis of flow cytometry data

  • 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.

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Educational Requirements:

  • Doctorate (MD, Ph.D) in Immunology or Microbiology or related areas


  • Independently works on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within an area of specialization.

  • Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research projects 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.

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