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Cedars-Sinai Project Scientist in Los Angeles, California

Principal Investigator, Michael Freeman, PhD is looking for a Project Scientist to join the team!.

Are you a passionate and dedicated research professional?

The Freeman Laboratory focuses on urogenital tract physiology, with a primary focus on cancer progression from onset to lethal disease. Prostate cancer is an area of strong emphasis. We also have an interest and substantial publication history in bladder cancer, breast cancer, smooth muscle regulation and dysfunction, and interstitial cystitis/pelvic pain syndrome.

The Freeman Laboratory is affiliated with the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and Surgery Department ..

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

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 their field.

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

Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization.


Minimum of 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.

Physical Demands:

Lifting, Standing, Walking

Working Title: Project Scientist

Department: Surgery Chair

Business Entity: Academic / Research

Job Category: Academic/Research

Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

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.