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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Pathology - Infectious and Inflammatory Disease in Los Angeles, California

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

Looking for Research Postdoctoral fellow to join Dr. David Engman's research laboratory. The lab studies the cell and molecular biology of trypanosomes, single-celled parasites that cause African Sleeping sickness and Chagas Disease, as well as animal models of these diseases. Postdoc fellow will work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the PI and other research scientists and the lab manager.

Expected to perform routine and complex lab procedures throughout their training period. The incumbent may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols and will analyze and interpret data. Will participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author, assist in the preparation of grant proposals. Will design and perform experiments on cell and molecular biology of trypanosomes as well as the animal models of the disease they cause. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator. Collaboration with other lab members to generate data to complement their studies will be essential. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data. Operates and maintains equipment and instruments. Participates in lab meetings, keeping a lab notebook, performing calculations, tabulating data, and summarizing methods and results of related experiments. General lab maintenance will be required.

Additional Information: Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend, and holiday rotation commitment may be required.

To learn more about The Engman Laboratory:




Educational Requirements:

PhD or highest degree in the field. Demonstrates significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization

License/Certification Requirements:

Not Applicable.


Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization. Specific Area: Infectious Disease Research.

Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

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