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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Infectious Disease - Dr. Lena Heung in Los Angeles, California

Join Cedars-Sinai and become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Work alongside physician-scientists and researchers who are making life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs. Our researchers develop some of the most advanced clinical trials in the world

Do you have a passion for helping human kind?

Dr. Lena Heung is recruiting a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to join her research group in the Women’s Guild Lung Institute. The Heung Lab studies the role of innate immune cells in the response to opportunistic fungal infections in the lungs. The ideal applicant should have an interest in immunology and host-pathogen interactions and prior experience in flow cytometry, tissue culture, microbiology, molecular biology (e.g., ELISA, RT-PCR, Western blotting, cloning), and rodent studies (e.g., infections, dissection, bone marrow chimeras, adoptive transfer). Bioinformatics and computational experience would be an advantage.

As a Postdoc, you will be expected to be able to work independently under the direction of the Principal Investigator and in cooperation with other research staff. You will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period and may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. You will also be responsible for analyzing and interpreting data and may assist in preparation of grant proposals. You will not responsible for generating grant funds. You will be expected to participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Travel may be required.

Additional duties and responsibilities:

  • Designing and performing experiments; analyzing, interpreting and compiling data for presentation; 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 is not responsible for generating grant funds.

  • Operating and maintaining equipment and instruments.

  • Complying with all laboratory safety standards and policies.

  • Appropriate monitoring and care of the rodent colony as related to the research project.

  • Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment.

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Educational Requirements:

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

Experience:

  • You must be highly motivated and able to work independently within an area of specialization as well as collaboratively with other researchers.

  • You must have demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental procedures (including detailed data collection and analysis), excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, advanced computer skills, and the ability to work across disciplines and functional units.

  • Experience with flow cytometry, cell culture, handling microbial samples, cellular and molecular biology techniques, and rodent handling is preferred.

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.

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