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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Cancer Research Cluster in United States

At Cedars-Sinai,

postdoctoral scientists and other junior researchers fulfill a critical role in

expanding the horizons of medical knowledge through biomedical research. By

hosting more than 100 postdocs, who conduct vital research and receive advanced

training with expert faculty mentors, Cedars-Sinai supports the

ongoing medical education process that continues beyond PhD/MD graduation.

Overview: Cancer Research

The diverse group of research labs involved in cancer research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centerand within the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute conduct basic and translational research in many cancer types including breast, prostate, lung, liver, melanoma, pancreas, gastric, glioblastoma and ovarian cancer. Their projects cover a wide range of topics, including extracellular vesicles, cancer stem cells, drug delivery, drug design, cancer genomics, cancer metastasis, cancer immunology and cancer microenvironment with the penultimate goal of discovering and implementing more effective ways to diagnose, treat and prevent various forms of cancer. Postdoctoral researchers serve as the driving force behind these research endeavors. Recognizing the need to connect and support the postdoctoral fellows in cancer biology, the Cancer Cluster will provide a new platform for postdoctoral fellows to exchange ideas, share their accomplishments and progress, seek constructive feedback for research-related issues and obtain advice on career development and training. Through organized social events and research retreats, the Cluster will encourage discussion and multidisciplinary collaborations among postdoctoral fellows. Any suggestions or ideas for activities to strengthen the interactions and bond among cluster members are welcome.

Essential Job Duties andResponsibilities:

  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but isnot responsible for generating grant funds.

  • May participate in publications and presentations asauthor or co-author.

  • Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriateexperimental records and documentation and analyze the results with thePrincipal Investigator.

  • May develop, adapt, and implement new researchtechniques and protocols.

  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.

  • Performs routine and complex laboratory proceduresthroughout training period.

  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.


Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD,

or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.


Works independently on

research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of

specialization. Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of

research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral

appointment. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures,

including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance

of specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of

specialized equipment.

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.