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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Panopoulos Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

Join Dr. Athanasia Panopoulos and her research group as a Postdoctoral Scientist in the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute!

The Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute brings together research faculty and clinicians to provide a true "bench to bedside" organization. Regenerative medicine is a new and developing field that aims to restore function in diseased or aged tissues through either revitalizing existing cells or transplanting new ones. At the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, researchers are turning stem cells into therapies for treating a multitude of prevalent diseases and conditions.

The Panopoulos Laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute is seeking a highly motivated postdoc to join our new, dynamic research group. The laboratory studies fundamental and clinically relevant research questions that are at the intersection of the fields of stem cell biology, blood cell development, and cancer.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

The long-term research goals of the Panopoulos Laboratory are to harness the power of stem cells to provide innovative and clinically relevant advances in targeted cancer therapeutics and regenerative medicine. Our work focuses on utilizing human somatic cell reprogramming to identify and target novel embryonic mechanisms that are exploited in cancer, and as an avenue to discover fundamental aspects of normal and aberrant hematopoietic development. To learn more, please visit Panopoulos Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai

As a Postdoctoral Scientist, plan and conduct experiments with pluripotent stem cells and cancer cells using both in vitro and in vivo systems. The Postdoctoral will continue ongoing projects but will also assist in developing new project ideas that will be used for new grant applications.

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. Analyzes and interprets data. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. 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.

  • Analyzes interpret, 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.



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

Experience and Skills:

  • Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.

  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas is required: primary and mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, basic techniques in cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry.

  • Experience in genomics and bioinformatics is a plus.

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

  • Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment may be necessary. Travel may be required.

  • Function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians, and students.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

  • Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.

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 : HRC1402203

Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist - Panopoulos Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute

Department : Research - RMI

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 : $64,500.00 - $93,600.00

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.