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.
- 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.