Requisition #: 29496
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist
Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0802196 - Regenerative Medicine Inst
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Research/Research Admin
Job Specialty: Postdoc/Research Fellows
Position Type: Per Diem
Shift Length: 8hr
Days: Monday - Friday
Shift Type: Flexible
Weekends: As Needed
Job Posting: The Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for a Research Postdoctoral Scientist to join Dr. Ghiam’s laboratory. The candidate will be assigned to a funded project investigating the mechanism of microRNAs in limbal epithelial stem cells in rescuing vision in human organ-cultured corneas for diseased corneas such diabetic and limbal stem cell deficiency. The work will involve the use of stein cells, tissue and organ-cultured cornea, transfection. luciferase assays, QPCR, histological and molecular analysis of samples with the overall goal of translation of the approach to the clinic.
In order to conduct this research the incumbent should have a primary interest in regenerative medicine, experience in the fields of visual neuroscience and/or gene therapy research. technical aptitude in molecular biology, protein analysis, microscopy and histology.
Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and a Project Scientist, the Research Post Doc will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout their training period. The incumbent may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols and will analyze and interpret data. They will participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author and they may assist in the preparation of grant proposals but are not responsible for generating grant funds.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
Participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping a lab notebook, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments and general lab maintenance will be required. The individual will be expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty. research associates, technicians and students.
Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Travel may be required.
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD. or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.
Independently works on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the P1) within an area of specialization. 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 (feta collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)