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Cedars-Sinai Project Scientist - Boiko Lab in Los Angeles, California

Project Scientist position in the area of cancer immunotherapy is available immediately in the Boiko lab at the Department of Medicine, Samuel Oschin Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Candidate will participate in the NIH funded projects investigating strategies to target critical signaling pathways and immune checkpoints in melanoma and other solid tumors. These projects will entail generation of mono- and bi- specific blocking antibodies/peptides, protein engineering and CAR-T design. Many of these studies will involve genetic and xenografted tumor models in mice, including BM transplantation, as well as, in-vitro studies of the immune cell lineages (Macrophages and T-Cells in particular). Applicants who possess solid experience and demonstrated robust productivity in the areas listed above are especially encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have excellent publication record, strong self-motivation and passion for scientific discovery and be able to work effectively as a team member.

Submit application materials online and email the copy of your resume to Alexander.Boiko@cshs.org

The Project Scientist works independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. The Project Scientist may be an ongoing member of a research team or may be employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program. Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities. Ordinarily, the Project Scientist title will carry out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.

  • May serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.

  • May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.

  • May develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.

  • Assists in lab experiments.

  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.

  • May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.

  • Will assist in day-to-day laboratory activities.

  • Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range or research.

Work Experience:

  • Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization, as applicable

  • Knowledge of PI’s area of research specialization

  • Demonstrated technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols.

  • Experience with pathology analysis of human tissues

  • Knowledge of immunology

  • Experience with multiplexed imaging methods such as immunoflourecence or imaging mass cytometry is highly desired


  • PhD or Highest Degree in the field

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.