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

The Project Scientist works independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. The Project Scientist may be an ongoing member of a research team or may be employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program. Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities. Ordinarily, the Project Scientist title will carry out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series.


May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.

May serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.

May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.

May develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.

Assists in lab experiments.

Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.

May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.

Will assist in day-to-day laboratory activities.

Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.


Will design and conduct protocols and research experiments for immunology and mouse studies

Educational Requirements:

PhD or highest degree in their field.

Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project

Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization, as applicable


Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization, as applicable. Knowledge of PI’s area of research specialization. Demonstrated technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols.

Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)

Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.