The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for a Research Post Doc to join the laboratory of Dr. Shaomei Wang. Working independently, but in close cooperation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, 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:
Work on a translational research project using stem cells and gene therapy to treat retinal degeneration.
Study the mechanism of action of stem cells in preserving vision.
Incumbent is expected to troubleshoot and customize experimental tools to respond to research questions
Generate clear and timely records of experimental work
Communicate ideas and results with lab members and present research results at meetings and write up experimental results for publication.
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.
Incumbent must have a PhD with strong background in cell biology or molecular biology, especially gene editing skill. Experience in tissue culture, cellular immunology and working with animals is an advantage.
Additional Information: Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Travel may be required.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.