Cedars-Sinai Project Scientist (Cellular Biology - Drug Discovery & Development) in Beverly Hills, California

An exciting opportunity to work within the Cedars-Sinai IBD Drug Discovery and Development Unit (IBD3). The mission of the IBD3 unit is to use personalized medicine approaches to predict the success of current and future therapeutics for inflammatory bowel diseases. The IBD3 program is uniquely structured to join academic science with industry partners to discover and validate new therapeutic targets, accelerate drug development through patient stratification, and rescue and repurpose failed drugs by identifying drug responsive patient populations. The Project Scientist should be an enthusiastic researcher with an interest in learning drug discovery and development and working within a collaborative team environment. Seeking a motivated cellular or molecular biologist who will conduct hands-on laboratory research activities involving in vitro assay development and in vivo studies

Department and/or Unit Specific:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in various, molecular biology and cellular immunology techniques, including cell culture, cell purification, nucleic acid and protein isolation. FAGS, ELISA, luciferase assays and multiplex gene analysis. - Ability to optimize and qualify new assays, keep abreast of new technologies and prepare for technology transfer and validation if needed - Reports directly to the PI and will independently develop and manage project plans including timelines and budgets for multiple projects. Generate strategies that allow for clear and concise go/no-go decisions for projects.

  • Enthusiastic researcher working within a collaborative team environment and will be able to co-ordinate with external groups and CRO's as needed to ensure project timelines and goals are met. - Understand the importance of documentation of your work in lab notebooks, internal databases, and you can prepare technical reports, SOPs and present data. - Supervise summer students or associates where necessary - Maintain compliance with safety training and documentation including training on SOPs.. - Perform other duties as requested. - Possess excellent communication skills and enjoy interreacting with other groups within Cedars-Sinai to facilitate a collaborative environment for the optimization of data analysis and to facilitate drug discovery and development efforts. - Ensure compliance with state and federal laws, accreditation, professional and regulatory agency standards including quality assurance and licensure requirements within the divisions. Assist in establishing and maintaining a quality assurance program acceptable to CSMC as required by The Joint Commission, state and other agencies, which shall include a systematic review of the quality, safety, and appropriateness of services rendered

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, of cellular or molecular biology or immunology. You have a working knowledge of inflammatory disease processes and are interested in learning about target discovery for drug development and the therapeutic treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. You can demonstrate technical competency in a variety of cellular and molecule biology techniques and protocols.

Physical Demands:

Ability to stand during laboratory procedures and bench work, use of computer. Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.

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