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Cedars-Sinai Project Scientist - Yu Lab - Neurosurgery in Los Angeles, California

If you are passionate about helping human kind by contributing to research discoveries, we invite to consider this great opportunity and apply today!

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

The Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center is seeking for a highly motivated and hardworking Project Scientist to join Dr. John Yu laboratory! Research in the Yu Laboratory is focused on immunotherapy for brain tumors, the cancer stem cell and its microenvironment in brain tumors, cancer stem cell–specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes, cancer stem cell signaling, the mechanism of cancer invasion, and targeted immunochemotherapy using nanotechnology.

To learn more, please visit - https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/research/labs/yu.html

The Project Scientist will assist in the development of a novel T cell therapy for brain tumors. In this position, you will work independently but in close cooperation with Principal Investigator, John Yu, MD. You will make significant and creative contributions to the development of activated T cell therapy and checkpoint inhibitor for cancer and particularly for glioblastoma.

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.

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.

Department-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Leads all aspects of the daily operations and regulatory responsibilities in the lab and collaborates with the clinician investigator.

  • Collaborates on all related publications and grant submissions.

  • Coordinates administrative duties on behalf of lab.


  • Doctorate degree required.

Experience and Skillset:

  • Expertise in Immunology.

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

  • 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.

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.