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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Pathology Research in Los Angeles, California

Principal Investigator, Dr. Zakir Khan is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Postdoctoral Scientist interested in the innate immune responses of myeloid cells to join the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Khan’s lab research focuses on understanding the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in myeloid cell immune functions, particularly the immune response of neutrophils and macrophages to infections and tumor challenge (reviewed in Nat Rev Nephrol. 2018 May;14(5):325-336). We are looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist with experience preferably in the field of immunology and stem cell research.

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, 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.


  • Doctorate Degree Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization. Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous three years

  • Experienced in cell culture, basic molecular biology, and immunology techniques

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

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with mouse models

  • Experience handling bacterial and viral pathogens

  • Experience with iPSCs culture and differentiation

Applicants are recommended to submit materials listed below to Dr. Zakir Khan at Zakir.Khan@csmc.edu

  1. Cover letter that includes the applicants’ career accomplishments and future goals

  2. Complete curriculum vitae that includes the names and email addresses of three academic references.

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