Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Bioinformatics in Los Angeles, California

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a state-of-the-art, 900+ bed, tertiary acute care academic medical center is committed to excellence in compassionate patient care, research, and community programs to improve the lives of our patients.

The posted position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kate Lawrenson with a joint appointment in the laboratory of Dr. Simon Gayther, Director of The Center for Bioinformatics and Function Genomics. The postholder will explore the role of the non-coding genome in cancer susceptibility, initiation and development using ‘ big data’, including RNA-seq, ChIPseq, whole genome sequencing and single cell analyses. This position is open to individuals with a BSc (or higher) in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related discipline. Individuals with a PhD would join the CSMC Postdoctoral program and would be expected to perform more complex experiments over the 5 year period of the Fellowship, and by year five submit independent publications, apply for independent funding, mentor and teach, and under the direction of the PI create and complete independent research projects.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in research as part of a team, under the direction of Dr. Lawrenson. S/he should have a basic knowledge of bioinformatics and/or programming, and be compliant with institution standards for safety. This person must be well organized and be able to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects of the team. They will regularly interact with specialists from other disciplines within the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, and across Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. S/He will be required to regularly present their work before colleagues and participate in outside scientific presentations. Development plans specific to the postholder will ensure a path for development and growth.

Educational Requirements:

In addition to a PhD and/or MD the candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Experience: Ability

to work independently on research projects designed by Mentor/Principal Investigator within area of specialization. Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)