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Cedars-Sinai Project Scientist - Center of Cardiac Arrest Prevention - Smidt Heart Institute - Chugh Lab in Los Angeles, California

As a Project Scientist in our Center of Cardiac Arrest Prevention group, you will work independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. You 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. As a Project Scientist, you 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.

Essential job duties and responsibilities:

  • Assists 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.

  • 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 of research.

Department specific summary:

Will work independently and in cooperation with the Director, Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention to develop algorithms that predict risk of heart disease. The Center is in the process of developing such algorithms from a large repository of clinical data, as well as digital waveforms and images. Research projects at the Center are funded by the US National Institutes of Health.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a superb working environment and flexible hours. For more information about our research, please visit our website: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/research/areas/cardiac-arrest-prevention.html

Educational Requirements:

  • PhD or highest Degree in their field is required

  • PhD in Machine Learning/Deep Learning, AI (artificial intelligence) preferred

  • Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project

  • Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization.


  • Minimum of three (3) years as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

  • Completion of Postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization.

  • Knowledge of PI’s area of research specialization.

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

  • Proficiency in conventional machine learning and deep learning methods, and computer programming languages of Python, C++, and Java, deep learning framework of Tensorflow, PyTorch, Keras, or PyCaffe.

  • Basic system administration skills.

  • At least three (3) years of programming experience.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent organization skills.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, and colleagues.

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.