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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Heart 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: Heart

The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center provides a home for bench-to-bedside translational research in the cardiovascular fields. The research groups within the heart institute are performing cutting edge research in a wide spectrum of topics, from basic science exploration to clinical research and patient care. The goal of our research is to identify, at the bench, newmolecular and cellular targets that can be translated to develop diagnostic and therapeutic tools for cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, microvascular disease, valvular heart disease, metabolic disorders, and heart failure.

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.

Education:

Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD,

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

Experience:

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.

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