Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Smidt Heart Institute / Department of Cardiology - Albert Lab in Los Angeles, California
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is seeking applicants for the Smidt Middle East Fellowship Program, which is scheduled to start on January 1,
- Cedars-Sinai is an academic medical center and one of the largest teaching hospitals in the Los Angeles area. The Smidt Middle East Fellowship Program, under the leadership of Dr. Christine Albert, Chair, Department of Cardiology, is seeking highly-qualified, motivated and creative MD applicants who have completed specialty/subspecialty training in cardiovascular medicine who wish to pursue dedicated research training in a focused area within cardiology or cardiovascular surgery. Two Smidt Middle East Fellows will be selected, one from Israel and one from another Middle Eastern country, who will work side by side in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars Sinai in areas of overlapping focus to encourage collaboration over their two-year fellowship in Los Angeles. A salary (stipend) will be provided to each applicant that is selected for the program. The program has been designed to foster understanding, collegiality and cooperation between and among future leaders in the region.
Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Not responsible for generating grant funds.
Essential job duties and responsibilities:
May assist in 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 training period.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
- Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.
Qualification for the Program:
Citizenship and current residency in a Middle East country, including Israel.
Completion of specialty/sub-specialty training in a branch of cardiovascular medicine: I.e., cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, angiology, etc. (including pediatric cardiology and nuclear cardiology.
Current staff employment at a Middle East academic institution.
Eligibility to obtain an appropriate U.S. visa: I.e., J-1, etc.
A letter of expressed interest by applicant’s home academic institution that they will provide the applicant with a faculty position upon completion of the fellowship program
Applicants will be expected to return to their home country upon completion of the fellowship program, in order to become leaders and educators in their home country
Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project 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 and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
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