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Cedars-Sinai Project Scientist - Medically Associated Science & Technology (MAST) Research Program in Los Angeles, California

Research scientists at Cedars-Sinai continually advance a new understanding of diseases, as well as new ideas and technologies for prevention and treatment. This diligence generates a steady stream of news about their transformational achievements and their benefits to healthcare.

If you're ready to be a part of breakthrough research, then we invite you to consider this exciting opportunity and apply today!

The MAST Research Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is dedicated to the development of novel drugs and devices to diagnose and treat patients. This innovative program is working to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics to treat patients with illnesses related to imbalances or alterations in the microbiome. Over the last 20 years, the MAST team has made many discoveries that benefit millions of patients, and we hope to help millions more with our growing fleet of novel diagnostics and therapeutics.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/areas/science-tech.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 position 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. This role is not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities. Ordinarily, this position 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.

Primary Job 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 encouraged to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research

Department-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Project planning and development

  • Implement new experimental protocols

  • Train and lead junior staff

  • Establish and run departmental sequencing facility including bringing in new equipment and software, training staff, creating analysis pipeline


  • Doctorate degree, required

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

Experience and Skills:

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

  • 3+ years of postdoctoral experience

  • A current and valid CITI Certification is highly preferred

  • Continuing technical webinar training and certification

  • Knowledge of PI’s area of research specialization

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

Physical Demands: Able to sit for moderate periods of time. Able to use a computer workstation for moderate periods of time. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers online and documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions

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.