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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Department of Pathology/Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis - Tourtellotte Lab in Los Angeles, California

Our Postdoctoral Scientist will focus on

studying the role of microglia in Alzheimer’s Disease pathogenesis and evaluating

molecules that can augment microglial function and neurotoxic Amyloid-beta (Ab) processing and homeostasis in the brain. Our successful candidate will hold a Doctoral Degree (preferably with expertise in microglia biology and

Alzheimer’s disease, but at a minimum with neuroscience, neurobiology,

molecular biology or a closely related field). You must have experience with translational research using animal

models to study mechanisms of gene function and disease pathogenesis. Experience in molecular biology, cell culture,

immunocytochemistry, Western blotting, PCR, quantitative real-time PCR and histology/imaging

techniques including quantitative bright-field and fluorescence microscopy and confocal

microscopy is required. Experience with

proteomics analysis of isolated protein complexes will be beneficial for some

of the planned protein-protein interaction experiments.

You will be expected to collaboratively

design experiments, and independently collect and analyze data, troubleshoot

experimental protocols, consolidate data for publication and grant

applications, present research at national and international meetings, and

prepare manuscripts for publication. Teaching

and supervising other research staff, students, and residents may be required.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow, you will work independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make

significant and creative contributions to the assigned research project. Research projects assigned are developed under the direction and in collaboration with the

Principal Investigator, Warren Tourtellotte, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair

of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery

and Biomedical Sciences. You are expected to have substantial scientific independence, organization,

creativity and motivation. A significant

track-record of scholarly productivity and strong evidence of successful predoctoral

experimental design and execution is expected and essential.

In addition to professional development opportunities,

Cedars-Sinai offers competitive compensation and benefits package: Medical,

Dental, 403(b) with match in addition to Cedars-Sinai’s paid Retirement

Program, Tuition Assistance, Credit Union, Wellbeing Program Rideshare,

Employee Discounts, Healthcare and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Group

Life/AD&D and Long Term Disability Insurance, start at 16 vacation


Cedars-Sinai is an Equal

Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. EEO/AA/F/M/Veteran/Disabled.

Educational Requirements:

  • PhD or highest Degree in their field is required


  • Demonstratedsignificant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creativeprogram or project.

  • Knowledgeof PI’s area of research specialization.

  • Demonstrated technical competency in avariety of research techniques and protocols.

  • The position requiresworking with microscopes, computers and at the lab bench for extended periodsof time, and it requires the use of specialized laboratory equipment.

  • Must be able to sit, standand/or stoop for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds.





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.