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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Wang Lab in Los Angeles, California

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for a Research Postdoctoral Scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Shaomei Wang.

Working independently, but in close cooperation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, the Research Postdoc will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout their training period. The incumbent may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols and will analyze and interpret data. They will participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author and they may assist in the preparation of grant proposals, but are not responsible for generating grant funds.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Work on a translational research project using stem cells and gene therapy to treat retinal degeneration.

•Study the mechanism of action of stem cells in preserving vision.

•Incumbent is expected to troubleshoot and customize experimental tools to respond to research questions

•Generate clear and timely records of experimental work

•Communicate ideas and results with lab members and present research results at meetings and write up experimental results for publication.

Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping a lab notebook, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments and general lab maintenance will be required. The individual will be expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.

Additional Information:

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

Educational Requirements:

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

Experience:

  • Less than 5 total years of Postdoc experience

  • Strong background in cell biology or molecular biology, especially gene editing skill.

  • Experience in tissue culture, cellular immunology and working with animals is an advantage.

  • 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.

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.

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