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

The Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is seeking a Research Postdoctoral Scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Clive Svendsen!

The mission of the Svendsen Laboratory is to study neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington’s disease (HD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS) using stem cells as a disease treatment, as well as a tool for modeling these diseases in vitro. For more information, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/svendsen.html .

As a Postdoc in the Svendsen Lab, working independently but in close cooperation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, you will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout your training period. You may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, analyze and interpret data, and participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and perform experiments

  • Keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator

  • Operate and maintain equipment and instruments

  • Participate in laboratory meetings, keep a lab notebook, perform calculations, tabulate data, summarize methods and results of related experiments

  • General lab maintenance

  • Expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students

  • May assist in the preparation of grant proposals, but are not responsible for generating grant funds

  • Acquire thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during a one to five (1-5) year postdoctoral appointment

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

Educational Requirements:

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


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

  • Knowledge of safety standards

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential

  • Travel may be required

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.