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Cedars-Sinai Project Scientist - Chung Lab - Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, California

The Chung Laboratory, in the Uro-Oncology Research Program, includes junior and senior faculty members and students working collaboratively on translational cancer research. The overall emphasis of the program is to gain a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying lethal progression of cancer from primary to distant metastasis, with particular emphasis on the biology and targeting of prostate cancer bone metastasis.

To learn more about the Chung Lab please follow link: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/chung.html

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 .

The Project Scientist will be responsible for the following:

  • 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 of research.

Educational Requirements:

  • PhD or Highest Degree in the field


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

  • Knowledge of PI's area of research specialization required.

  • Experience with pathology analysis of human tissues required.

  • Knowledge of immunology preferred.

  • Experience with multiplexed imagine methods such as immunofluorescence or imaging mass cytometry is highly preferred.

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.