Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist (Immunology) in Los Angeles, California

Dr. Helen Goodridge is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join her research group (www.csmc.edu/goodridgelab) in the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute (www.csmc.edu/rmi). The Goodridge lab studies the production and functional programming of myeloid cells (neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages and DCs), and their roles in infectious and inflammatory diseases, aging and tissue regeneration. The Goodridge lab works closely with other Cedars-Sinai researchers (including the Berman, Underhill, Koeffler, Svendsen, Baloh and Stripp groups), as well as external collaborators.

The postdoc should have an interest and prior expertise in immunology and/or hematology, with strong experience of flow cytometry, tissue culture, molecular biology (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP, DNA barcoding) and rodent studies (e.g. adoptive transfer, bone marrow transplantation). Bioinformatics/computational experience would be an advantage. The postdoc will work independently under the direction of the PI (Dr. Goodridge) and cooperatively with a team of other research staff. The postdoc will develop one or more research projects, plan and conduct experiments, and prepare data for publication and grant proposals. The postdoc will also collaborate with other investigators, train junior lab members, participate in lab meetings, and present their research at meetings. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

Designing and performing experiments; analyzing, interpreting and compiling data; maintaining appropriate written and electronic records.

Performing routine and complex laboratory procedures; developing, adapting and implementing new research techniques and protocols.

Assisting with training of junior lab members and participation in collaborations with other investigators.

Participation in publications and presentations as a main author or co-author.

Submitting fellowship proposals and assisting the PI with grant proposals (but not responsible for generating grant funds).

Additional Information:

Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment is required. Travel may be required.

Educational Requirements:

Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.


The applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently within an area of specialization as well as collaboratively with other researchers. The applicant must have demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental procedures (including detailed data collection and analysis), superior interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, advanced computer skills, and the ability to work across disciplines and functional units. Experience with cell culture and rodent models is required (experience with stem cell culture is preferred). Experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry, microscopy and immunohistochemistry is preferred. The applicant must be willing to perform animal husbandry and work with mouse and human tissues, and should be able to work on weekends if necessary.

Physical Demands:

Minimal lifting & walking.

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.