Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist in Los Angeles, California

Requisition #: 27410
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist
Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0801103 - Home Dept - Pulmonary
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Research/Research Admin
Job Specialty: Postdoc/Research Fellows
Position Type: Regular-F/T
Shift Length: 8hr
Hours: 8:30am - 5pm
Days: Monday - Friday
Shift Type: Day
Weekends: None

Job Posting: Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Not responsible for generating grant funds.


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

May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.

Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.

May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.

Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.

Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.

Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.


Facilitate the research of the laboratory by:

•Ensuring the necessary animals are available for all lab members.

•Ordering supplies and maintaining the supply stocks.

•Organizing laboratory inventories of reagents.

•Orienting new laboratory members to the policies and regulations for their research.

•Making sure the laboratory is up to date in all policies and regulations required by the various oversight committees.

•Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures.

•Independently creating and updating protocols for all research in the laboratory (e.g., IACUC).

•Understand the basic premise of all the laboratory projects and helping laboratory members carry out their research as needed.

Will help the PI with laboratory budgeting by:

•Keeping animal costs down and minimizing the waste of animals resources

•Making sure ordering of reagents is not duplicated

•Negotiating bulk orders to decrease the cost of research

Facilitate publications and grant applications by:

•Generating new data for the research project

•Analyzes data and prepares scientific findings for publication as author or co-author.

•Work independently on a project and push it forward into novel areas

•Help other laboratory members move their project in novel directions

•Compile and organize the data generated by members of the laboratory and create appropriate figures with statistical analysis

•Overseeing all work in the laboratory to ensure it is carried out with the highest scientific rigor

Other duties include:

•Providing miscellaneous clinical/research support (ad hoc data analysis, hypothesis development, programming, troubleshooting, etc.).

•Organizing clinical/research trials in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and sponsor and/or funding source.

•Making independent presentations.

•Providing system administration and maintenance for the local workstation network.

•Training Research Lab Assistants, Research Fellow, lower level Research Associates, and other related support staff and may be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:

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.

Physical Demands:

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

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